RB Leipzig have confirmed Jesse Marsch will as from next season replace Julian Nagelsmann who is joining Bayern Munich, after the American agreed a two-year deal.
The 47-year-old, who was an assistant coach at Leipzig in 2018-19, will join from sister club Red Bull Salzburg, where he won the Austrian league and Cup double last season.
From 2015 to 2018, Marsch had coached another Red Bull-owned club, the New York Red Bulls.
Marsch is also the first US coach to have managed in the Champions League, with Salzburg.
“Jesse has done outstanding work everywhere he has worked so far,” said Leipzig’s head of football Oliver Mintzlaff.
“He has kept developing and it is obviously an advantage that he has worked at RB Leipzig for a year in the past. Jesse knows the club, the city, but most of all the philosophy of the team and the playing style.”
Leipzig are currently second in the standings, seven points behind leaders Bayern with three games left.