Leicester City Abandons Talks with Jesse Marsch as New Manager Following the departure of Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City had been in discussions with former Leeds manager Jesse Marsch to replace him. However, talks between the club and Marsch have fallen through, prompting Leicester to pursue other options to avoid relegation.
Rodgers had been a popular figure at Leicester, leading the club to two consecutive fifth-placed finishes and their first-ever FA Cup win. However, a series of poor results this season ultimately led to his departure. Marsch had previously managed Leeds for a year, helping the team retain their Premier League status last season.
However, despite spending over 140m on transfers, he left the club with Leeds once again battling relegation. His record at Leeds included 11 wins out of 37 games, with his team scoring 52 goals and conceding 60. Prior to his stint at Leeds, Marsch achieved success at Red Bull Salzburg, winning back-to-back doubles, and managed New York Red Bulls for three and a half years. He also spent five months in charge of RB Leipzig before moving to Leeds.
While Marsch was one of several candidates interviewed for the position, Leicester ultimately decided to look elsewhere for a new manager. The club is now focused on finding someone who can steer them out of the relegation zone for the remainder of the season.