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Former Leeds United boss Jesse Marsh ‘very close’ to first job since White’s departure following Premier League snub

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Jesse Marsh is reportedly close to becoming the next head coach of the United States and is set to lead the United States to the 2026 World Cup.

FIFA-sponsored tournaments will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and MenInRed97 reports that the agreement between Marsch and the USMNT is “largely complete.”

Marsh signed US internationals Tyler Adams, Brendan Aaronson and Weston McKennie during his time at Elland Road and could be set to work with the trio again.

Greg Berhalter’s contract with the USMNT expires at the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with Anthony Hudson now in interim charge.

After being sacked by Leeds, Marsh discussed managerial jobs at Southampton and Leicester City.

However, he turned down the Saints due to a disagreement over the length of his contract. Former US international Jimmy Conrad provided insight into why Marsh refused to move to the south coast.

Conrad told the In Soccer We Trust podcast: Part of the insight he gave me about Southampton was that they don’t know what they want. They don’t know where they want to go.

“Maybe they wanted him for the rest of the season. I’m sure Jesse could tell it was happening and that was it. ‘You know, I’m going to pass’.

Meanwhile, reports last month said he turned down the opportunity to join Fox, even though talks were in an advanced stage.

Marsh was sacked after Leeds had won only four out of 20 Premier League games and were battling relegation. He joined the club last year as a replacement for Marcelo Bielsa and last month spoke about this time at Leeds.

He wrote, “Over the last few months I have had some time to myself and it has been a wonderful opportunity to reflect on aspects of life while living in Leeds.”

“I am very proud of our achievements like maintaining 21/22. Looking back on my time at Leeds, I would think back with great pride.

“I am grateful to be working with a great group of players and staff and to have met some fantastic people in Yorkshire.

“We are taking our time to consider the appropriate next steps, but until then we will be having fun with family and friends.”

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