By Pranav Shahaney

30th Jul, 2022 | 6:40pm

Rene Maric snubs offers from European clubs to join Leeds United

Leeds United confirmed the appointment of Rene Maric as their first-team assistant coach for the upcoming 2022/23 season.

The 29-year-old follows the same trajectory as Jesse Marsch as his work with RB Salzburg has helped him seal a move to Elland Road.

He also had a stint in the Bundesliga like the American and turned down many offers from Europe in order to join Leeds with a move now subject to a work permit.

Confirming this appointment, Yorkshire Evening Post quoted Victor Orta as saying, “I am really pleased to see René pick us over several other options he had to choose from across Europe.

“We interviewed numerous candidates over the summer but as soon as we knew Rene was available and interested, we set our sights on bringing him in to support Jesse.

“He’s a top quality coach and I believe he can create successful partnerships alongside the exciting staff.”

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The Leeds board have done everything they possibly can to back Marsch since he was appointed.

Not only have they signed players he’s previously worked with but have also got him the coaches he’s got a good rapport with.

That’s extremely essential if the American is to thrive this coming season, especially after being dealt a particularly bad hand.

One might argue that he’s got one of the biggest spends in the Premier League this summer, but it’s tough losing two of his best players.

The morale is undoubtedly going to be down without Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha and hopefully, Marsch can bring the Salzburg DNA to Elland Road and continues to make the Leeds players play an exciting brand of football.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have submitted a fresh bid to sign their first-choice target this summer as a Champions League club has pulled out of the deal.