Southampton look elsewhere after failure to reach agreement with Jesse Marsch

PREMIER LEAGUE Southampton look elsewhere after failure to reach agreement with Jesse Marsch

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 14:15 - 16.02.2023
Jesse Marsch will not become the new Southampton manager after talks broke down over contract length.

Jesse Marsch was sacked last week by Leeds United following a poor run of results including just two wins in his last 17 games as manager.

Marsch and Leeds fail to reach agreement

Jesse Marsch was dimissed by Leeds after a disappointing run

He remained in the country after his dismissal and an opportunity opened up at Southampton in the wake of the Saints' decision to sack Nathan Jones.

Jones was dismissed after 14 games in charge and a particularly poor run of seven defeats in his last eight games at the helm. 

 Marsch was quickly identified by the Saints' hierarchy as a suitable successor and the two parties began talks to find an agreement.  

Those talks are believed to have been positive up until the point of contract length with both parties disagreeing.

According to The Guardian, Southampton were only willing to offer a deal until the end of the season and Marsch was more interested in a longer term deal. 

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Southampton who are bottom of the Premier League will be temporarily managed by first-team coach Ruben Sellés who has surprisingly emerged as a candidate to take the role on a permanent basis. 

Other potential candidates include, former Everton boss Frank Lampard, and the D.C United manager, Wayne Rooney. 

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