Jesse Marsch, the former head coach of RB Leipzig, has been named Leeds United’s new boss after the sacking of Marcelo Bielsa on Sunday.

The 48-year-old has agreed to sign a contract with the Elland Road club until June 2025, and the former New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Salzburg boss is just waiting for his work visa to be finalized before he starts the job.

“It’s something I’m really excited about,” Marsch said.

“I know what a big club Leeds is, I know ex-players who have played here and I’ve watched this club from afar for many years and I’m really honoured and excited to be here.”

He added: “How [Bielsa] has helped transform Leeds United into a Premier League team is pretty amazing.

“For me, I just want to help take the torch to the next phase. Everything that has been done has laid an incredible foundation and, coming in at this moment, I want to do everything I can to take the club into the next stage of our history.”

After a sequence of humbling defeats, Leeds sit 16th in the Premier League table, two points above the relegation zone.

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