By Joe Ellis

17th Sep, 2022 | 5:10pm

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch keen on United States job after Elland Road tenure ends

Jesse Marsch sees the United States national team as his dream job after he leaves Leeds United, according to The Athletic’s Phil Hay.

The American is enhancing his reputation at Elland Road and is not likely to leave anytime soon which will delight Whites supporters but he always has his eyes on the future.

Hay spoke on his own podcast, the Phil Hay show, about what the boss has been saying about aspirations to manage his own country’s national team.

“As far as the US Men’s National Team goes, Marsch actually speaks about that, from time to time,” Hay said. “You know, when he gets interviewed, he does kind of touch on the fact that somewhere down the line, he sees that as a job that might be for him. Or he sees it as two parties who might well come together.

“But I think both he and Leeds will be hoping that it is a good while before that comes on to the agenda. I know, it’s not as if the top, most elite coaches of the world are crawling all over the USA job, but you would think that in order to take that you’d have to have a good run behind you.

“If it was to end early for him at Leeds in the way that it had at Leipzig, it surely weakens your claim to that sort of position.”

Project

With the summer of team building he has just had at Elland Road, you can’t see that Marsch would leave Leeds United for the foreseeable future of his own accord.

He has already started to bring the American flavour to the Premier League with Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson and it would not come as a shock if he signed even more in the near future.

He is still very young for a manager and has plenty of time to guide his nation to a World Cup or two so his focus will surely be entirely on his job in Yorkshire right now.

A top-half start to the Premier League season suggests exactly that and it could keep on getting better for the Whites if the same high-intensity football carries on all the way to May.

There is a long way to go for Marsch at Leeds and the States will have to wait until the job here is done.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have got to get this defensive master tied down to a long-term deal as soon as possible.