By Joe Ellis

27th Sep, 2022 | 9:10am

Leeds United: Jesse Marsch could 'absolutely' be USMNT boss - Brad Friedel

Former Premier League goalkeeper Brad Friedel thinks Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch could take on the United States manager role in the future.

The 48-year-old only took charge of the Whites in February when Marcelo Bielsa was sacked but he has already started to make massive changes at Elland Road.

Leeds have started the season very well with impressive wins against Chelsea and Wolves and Marsch has been hailed by many for the job he’s done.

“Could I see him coaching the US National Team someday? Absolutely, the way that his trajectory has gone.,” Friedel said to Lehigh Valley Live.

“Whether he wants to or not at some stage in his career, that is another question, because a national team coach is far different than a club team coach. You have a lot of time off.

“I know Jesse, but I am not a close, personal friend where I talk to him all the time to know what he wants to do. But I could see if the job ever came up again, and he put his name in the ring, or I could see US Soccer wanting to go interview him, yeah.

“In the group of 45-55-year-old coaches in the US, he is right up there with the best.”

Going nowhere

Friedel can dream all he likes but it’s going to be a long while before Marsch is taking the reigns of the United States national team.

He is still finding his feet in Yorkshire after less than a year in charge so the step to such a big international job is a very big ask and not something he is necessarily ready for.

A good few years at Elland Road is exactly what he needs to experience the highs and lows of the Premier League and put pressure on himself to succeed in the toughest league in the world.

One day, he will end up in the hot seat for the American national team and he will be very good for them but while he is employed by Leeds United, they can forget about it.

It is also incredibly unfair on the current boss to be talking about other options on the eve of a World Cup where the States will take to the field against Wales, England and Iran.

In other Leeds United news, Friedel has also weighed in on the two American players who have settled in nicely after their summer move to LS11.