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“An honour” – Jesse Marsch makes admission about potential role away from Leeds United

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It seems that Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch is not ruling out managing his native USA in the future.

That’s after the 49-year-old admitted he would be honoured to take charge of his home country in the years to come, but that he is not thinking of doing so any time soon.

Marsch is currently just 11 months in to a three-year deal at Elland Road, after being appointed as Marcelo Bielsa’s replacement last February.

The American is however, no stranger to working with his national team, having been Bob Bradley’s assistant at the 2010 World Cup.

With it as yet uncertain whether Gregg Berhalter’s contract as head coach of the US team will be extended following recent allegations, there may soon be an opening for the role as well.

But although Marsch is under no illusions as to the significance of that job, it seems it is not one that he is eyeing at this moment in time.

Speaking about the possibility of taking charge of the US National Team, the Leeds head coach told Leeds Live: “I like the rhythm of club football. It’s more demanding. I was an assistant on the US national team and it was a great job for me as a young man, trying to develop a way of doing this job.

“It’s always an honour to represent your country. Going to the World Cup and representing your country is absolutely phenomenal.

I love it here, I am only thinking about the job here, and only thinking about making our team better at the moment.”

You couldn’t blame Marsch if he was to be interested in taking the USA job at some point.

To represent your own country in such a way is something that very few people get the chance to do, so it would be a major opportunity if it was to be presented to him.

However, it seems that is not something the 49-year-old is thinking about right now, which is a good thing given his focus need to be on the relegation battle Leeds are in.

Indeed, it makes sense for Marsch to stick around here if given the chance, since what he learns in these roles, could certainly help him if he was to take over the USA at some point in the future.

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