Leicester have been brutally snubbed by Jesse Marsch as ex-Leeds boss doesn’t want to command free-falling Foxes in the Championship

JESSE MARSCH has reportedly missed the chance to take over Leicester City.

The Foxes are looking to replace Brendan Rodgers after sacking the Northern Irishman following their 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace eight days ago.

Jesse Marsch has reportedly snubbed the Leicester City job


Jesse Marsch has reportedly snubbed the Leicester City jobCredit: AP

On Friday, SunSport announced that Marsch had emerged as the shock favorite for the job.

The 49-year-old American held positive talks with Leicester bosses on Thursday.

And the former Leeds United boss was expected to finalize the terms of a deal as the new manager.

However, The Telegraph now states that he has “withdrawn from the recruitment process”.

This new update says he saw Leicester lose their crunch relegation game at home to Bournemouth on Saturday.

And after that he made the decision “after speaking to his coaching staff that evening” before informing the Foxes on Sunday morning.

The report claims that “Marsch feels the club would need a different type of manager in the league next season if they were relegated from the top flight”.

And he also reportedly added that the club “needed a different player profile than what they have recruited so far”.


The defeat by Bournemouth left Leicester with just one point from their last eight games and two points from safety, with the club finishing second in the table.

Marsch replaced Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds in February 2022 and saved the Elland Road side from relegation last season.

However, a poor start to the season saw the former Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig head coach dropped in February.

Meanwhile, Leicester must now “return to one of the others who met in a series of preliminary talks with the club last week” as they continue to search for a new boss.

Legendary former manager Martin O’Neill and Dean Smith, who was sacked by Norwich early in the campaign, are both potential considerations.

And Rafa Benitez is another believed to be in the running.


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