First Southampton, now Leicester: Jesse Marsch is making the RIGHT call rejecting Premier League relegation fights
In a recent statement on social media, Jesse Marsch said he planned to take some time away and wait until the right opportunity fell his way. He'd just disembarked from the Leeds United rollercoaster and, before leaping onto another one, the American coach was going to take time to think.
For a little while, though, it seemed that we'd see Marsch back in the dugout quicker than expected. There have been multiple rumors, multiple reports, that Marsch was nearing a return, only for later reports to reveal that talks fell apart at the last minute.
For whatever reason, Marsch is still unemployed despite two offers to return to the Premier League.
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One came from Southampton, who currently sit 20th and bottom of the English top flight. The other? Leicester City, who are one spot above the Saints. Both considered Marsch and, if reports are to be believed, Marsch considered both before opting, at the final hour, to steer clear.
Did Marsch make the right choices? Almost certainly yes. For a coach whose career is at a crossroads, this next job will be key to defining his place in the European hierarchy. Get it right and he'll be in demand. Get it wrong and that may be it for him at the top level.
But there is some risk, of course, in turning down jobs like this. Will an opportunity like this present itself to Marsch again?