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Name Jesse Marsch
Gender Male
Ethnic American
Job American Football Coach
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Club as Coach RB Salzburg FC

2019 10 01 Retrieve

[Jesse Marsch’s much-changed side were celebrating a comprehensive 4-1 victory, and a 70th game without defeat in all competitions at Stadion Salzburg] We are young, we are aggressive, we are dynamic.

There has been so much doubt built into the club and the city and the fans, because for 14 years they came just short of making the Champions League. But we have a lot of new players and I’m a new trainer, so we don’t all have that in-built disappointment and we’re excited to go after it.

The difficultly of playing against Liverpool is that all of the things we are good at, they are better than us at! It makes the match-up incredibly difficult, so our strategy will be very important

2019 12 09 Retrieve

[Looking ahead to the game, Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch said] We go into the game with a relaxed mind, and will give everything that we have. It’s crazy this opportunity for us. We are ready to make something special tomorrow

2019 12 14 Retrieve

[Red Bull Salzburg head coach Jesse Marsch is on the rise – he became the first USA native to manage in the UEFA Champions League this season] My goal was to assimilate, to be myself, but to also honour the culture that I’m working in. Three years ago, I spoke zero German. Zero. Now I’m relatively fluent. It’s been three years working my butt off to learn the language. I care about it. In some ways, I’m obsessed about it

2020 04 16 Retrieve

[Former boss Marsch backing Reds new boy] When I came [to the club], I knew he was going to be a big part of what we were about. He’s smart, very clever. He’s not pure explosive but he understands football, he understands how to make final plays and tactics.

What you have in Liverpool is so many talented and experienced players that play ahead of him, so it might take a while for Taki to establish himself in that group.

I think over time, they’re going to figure out more and more and more that he can play almost any of the front six positions for Liverpool. Because he’s so smart and clever, he’ll figure things out and get better as he goes.

I’ve heard that in training he’s done really well and they’ve been really impressed, but in games it just hasn’t come together for him. It might take a little bit of time, but knowing Taki he’s a guy who has so much drive and will find a way to get better every day. It’ll only be a matter of time

2020 04 18 Retrieve

[RB Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch on Erling Haaland] He’s got the potential to be one of the best players in the world. What makes Erling so special is his mentality. To start with, he was in the youth World Cup, he scored nine goals in one game. He’s fearless, he’s competitive, he’s got a drive to get better, he’s equipped with so many qualities that make him very different and special, along with the ability and pure talent, he’ll be fun to watch in the coming years, that’s for sure

2020 05 26 Retrieve

[Marsch believes Minamino can thrive at Liverpool] He won’t be the best at playing the position that Salah and Sadio play, because they are used in very explosive transition movements. I think he could be good in Roberto Firmino’s position where against the ball, he is ready to do some pressing, but then with the ball, he comes into almost a 10 position for build-up and gets in the box to score goals. Firmino is so good at it but I think that’s something Taki can do as well. And I think he can play the eight position that they play in the midfield, with the two wide spots where he’s ready to press and help pick up balls, but he’s also part of the build-up phases.

[Liverpool scouted Minamino for months before activating his release clause] The thing that hurt with Taki is that Liverpool got him way, way, way too cheap. But this is part of managing the market and managing player contracts. We always have here, with the scouting team and the sports director, they do an amazing job, and we always have the next generation of players here and ready to take the next step

2020 05 27 Retrieve

[Marsch admits viral video of Liverpool half-time team talk made him ‘uncomfortable’] I wouldn’t say I was happy - when all of these documentary videos come out, they can be uncomfortable. I hate watching myself speak German, it’s painful! But I went through this in the U.S. – people love this content now. I watched The Last Dance with Michael Jordan as soon as it would come out and I could not wait to watch the next episodes - real life is the most interesting story. We had an interesting story to tell this year with our club and the Champions League - it had been so many years that we had been fighting to get there and we finally achieved that goal. People wanted to see our story and in the end, the half-time video, the only thing I always say about content inside of a team is you have to make sure it represents not just one individual, but it represents the whole group. In that moment, I felt that the focus was a little too much on the coach and not so much on the full team.

In the end, regardless of what was said at half-time, the team and the coaching staff, we all managed to be better in the second half together - that’s what is important. The players are young and they haven’t been doing this as long so maybe it’s a dream to play in the Champions League against Liverpool but my focus was preparing our team. That was a big part of the message and why I handled half-time the way I did - because I knew that we could be so much better

2020 05 28 Retrieve

[Red Bull Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch says Haaland billed as ‘incredible fit’ for Liverpool] He is a very special talent and just when you take his speed, his explosiveness, his size, his power, his technical ability, finishing, he would immediately be in the upper echelon of players in the world. But then when you also consider his tactical intelligence, his motivation, his discipline, his desire to improve and grow, then the combination means you have something very unique. We are only scratching the surface of the potential for Erling. He will continue to do well at Dortmund and I’m not sure how long he’ll be there before it’s time for him to take the next step, but he has the potential to be one of the best players in the world, no doubt. It’s another player that Liverpool would be very lucky to have. It won’t be cheap, but he loves the explosive style of play and being in open spaces, running in behind defences and being aggressive. Just by theory, it fits the way Liverpool plays. He would be an incredible fit

2020 05 28b Retrieve

[Former RB Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch have been warned that a prolific frontman won’t be cheap’] [Werner would] be an incredible asset for Liverpool. Just from a mentality perspective, he’s one of the most aggressive, cut-throat, attacking players I have ever seen. If a defender stops him going one way, that doesn’t faze him at all - he wants the ball again and he’s attacking - again and again and again. For Liverpool, he could play in any of the front three positions and he would be fantastic. From a footballing mind, from an explosive perspective, from a finishing perspective, from a mentality perspective, he is an incredible player and has the potential to get even better. It won’t be cheap for Liverpool but that would be a great asset, that is for sure.

He can [play all across the front line] because he is intelligent but he likes drifting to the left side and then be ready to run in behind the opponent or get balls on the run and come in on his right foot. But he can do this on the right, on the left, he is so smart at finding space and timing his runs. His pace is incredible and then his finishing at speed […] From an attacking perspective, he has very few, if any, weaknesses, and then he even has an ability to work for the team. And he is fit all of the time. He is almost never injured, which is a big asset for an explosive attacking player to have as well

2020 06 04 Retrieve

[Red Bull Salzburg head coach Jesse Marsch says he has had no contact with Borussia Dortmund over potentially replacing Lucien Favre] First of all, I have to say that I don’t know Lucien Favre but I have met him some years ago. Dortmund are doing well, they are second in Bundesliga and it’s a great club. I have a contract here and my focus is 100 per cent here in Salzburg. It’s not necessary to speak about it, and I have to say that I haven’t been in contact with Dortmund. In the end, I can just say that I am fully focused here in Salzburg and I am really happy here. That’s it

Be more ruthless against Van Dijk, we play with too much respect. Too much respect. Are they strong? Yes. But it doesn’t mean that we should be nice to them and don’t tackle them or fight. They have to feel us guys, they have to know we’re fcking here to compete, not just that we’re here to stylistically going to try and play the same way, but we came to fcking play

2020 06 04b Retrieve

[Dortmund’s failure to catch Bayern has put Favre’s position as manager under scrutiny, with reports the club have contacted Red Bull Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch about taking on the role] Dortmund are doing well, they are second in Bundesliga and it’s a great club. I have a contract here and my focus is 100 per cent here in Salzburg. It’s not necessary to speak about it, and I have to say that I haven’t been in contact with Dortmund. In the end, I can just say that I am fully focused here in Salzburg and I am really happy here. That’s it

2020 06 28 Retrieve

[Jesse Marsch and Red Bull Salzburg capped off a memorable year on Sunday by sealing the club’s seventh-consecutive league title] It is a very special feeling for me. I have learned a lot this season and I am very grateful to the people in this club. Every day is a chance for improvement and our team has done it