Southampton ‘considering shock Jesse Marsch swoop as Nathan Jones replacement just SIX DAYS after Leeds sacking’
JESSE MARSCH is reportedly being considered for the managerial vacancy at Southampton.
The American, 49, was sacked by Leeds earlier this week after failing to win seven consecutive games.
But he is already in contention to return to the Premier League, with Southampton looking to recruit him as the replacement for Nathan Jones.
Jones, 49, was dismissed by the Saints on Sunday morning after just 14 games in charge.
SunSport revealed last week that the former Luton manager had lost the faith of many members of his squad.
This came shortly after he infuriated his players by saying they were part of the reason he did not change his preferred playing style.
With Southampton currently rock bottom of the Premier League, club chiefs are eager to introduce a new manager as soon as possible.
And according to The Athletic, Marsch is on the shortlist of potential candidates.
Marsch’s experience working in the Red Bull system, like former manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, appeals to Southampton.
It is believed that the former Leeds boss will bring a familiar playing style to the club.
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Steven Gerrard, Marcelo Gallardo, Arne Slot, Mauricio Pochettino, Nuno Espirito Santo and Rafa Benitez have also been linked with the job.
Southampton are set to face Chelsea in the Premier League next Sunday.