According to Kicker, Red Bull Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch has rejected a move to Tottenham Hotspur in favour of RB Leipzig.
Earlier this week, Fabrizio Romano claimed that RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann had rejected Spurs to join Bayern Munich instead, sending Daniel Levy back to the drawing board.
The Daily Star reported that Marsch had been contacted as a potential alternative, but their hopes of landing him already appear to be over.
Kicker state that Marsch has, just like Nagelsmann, turned down Spurs to take a different job, this time with RB Leipzig the beneficiaries of Tottenham’s frustration.
Marsch will head to Germany to replace Nagelsmann, having also rejected Eintracht Frankfurt; Marsch has really been a man in demand this week!
To miss out on Nagelsmann was one thing, but to then miss out on the man who will ultimately replace him at Leipzig? That has to hurt for Tottenham.
The move isn’t a huge surprise though. Marsch has been a part of the Red Bull system for years, first managing New York Red Bulls, then becoming RB Leipzig assistant manager, then Red Bull Salzburg boss.
Moving back to Leipzig makes sense for Marsch, who was branded an ‘amazing manager’ by Erling Haaland back in November having worked together in Austria.
Spurs may be gutted to have lost out on Marsch given his impressive stint with Salzburg, and it the American’s snub means Levy will have to go and find another manager to target after sacking Jose Mourinho last week.