By Luke Cirianni
MONTCLAIR, NJ –
Former Leeds manager Jesse Marsch has been allegedly chosen to become the new manager of Premier League side Southampton. Marsch was sacked after Leeds lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest. Leeds currently sits in 17th place in the Premier League, while Marsch’s new squad sits dead last in 20th. A lot of US soccer fans are disappointed in Leeds decision to move on from him, especially since he just brought in USA star Weston Mckennie from Juventus. Many fans were excited to see more Tyler Adams, Brendan Aaronson, and Weston Mckennie together, all led by US native Jesse Marsch. Marsch is currently 49 years old, and was born and raised in Wisconsin. He’s no stranger to the game, playing soccer at Princeton University, and playing as a midfielder in the MLS for 14 seasons. It will be difficult for Marsch to keep them up in the Premier League next season, but many believe he could do well in the Championship League. It will definitely be a difficult adjustment for him, as he won’t be around the USMNT presence that he once was. He does have some talent to work with however, including English midfielder James Ward-Prowse, and Scottish striker Che Adams. Only time will tell what Marsch will bring to this Southampton squad.