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Marsch Out as RB Leipzig Boss

It took only four months for Jesse Marsch to be the manager of RB Leipzig.

On Sunday, a 48-year-old American was sacked.

He was appointed in April but started as a manager in the summer, replacing Julian Nagelsmann.

The Red Bulls are currently 11th in the Bundesliga table, having won just five games out of 14 this season.

LOSING SLUMP

They are on a three-match losing slump, the latest coming off a 2-1 defeat at Union Berlin that caused Marsch’s dismissal.

Assistant coach Achim Beierlorzer will call the plays for the team for Tuesday's Champions League final group game against Manchester City.

Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff said it was not easy for them to part company with Marsch, ``because I hold Jesse in high regard as a person and as a coach.’’

He added: ``It is a shame that things did not work out as we had hoped with this setup, and that this step has now become necessary.

JOINT DECISION

As for Marsch, he said: ``Up until the very end, I remained hopeful that after a troubled start to the season and inconsistent performances, we would find more cohesion and stability as a group and turn our fortunes around. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to do that and after a discussion with Oliver Mintzlaff, we came to the joint decision to make a change in the coaching position.’’

Marsch was initially chosen to take over from Nagelsmann in the Red Bull Arena hot seat following the German's switch to Bayern Munich, having earned his coaching stripes at Leipzig's sister club Red Bull Salzburg in Austria.

He also said he keeps only positive thoughts ``in my mind and wish for the club, the team, the staff and all the fans that RB Leipzig finds its way back to its old strengths very quickly and, given the quality in the team and in the club, I am sure that the club will achieve its goals.’’

Leipzig added a successor for Marsch will be announced ``in the near future.’’

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