Jesse Marsch Unveiled as the New Manager of Canada Men’s National Team

Jesse Marsch with the New York Red Bulls in 2018.
Jesse Marsch with the New York Red Bulls in 2018. Photo by Tim Bouwer/Isi/REX/Shutterstock (9699797cf)

American manager Jesse Marsch is taking over the Canada men’s national team. According to an announcement made by the Canada Soccer Association, Marsch signed a contract until the summer of 2026.

The former RB Leipzig and Leeds United boss will lead the team in at least three big tournaments, including the 2024 Copa América, the 2025 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and the 2026 World Cup, with the latter being hosted by Canada and the United States.

During a chat with CAMNT’s CEO Kevin Blue, which was shared on social media,  Marsch said that he can’t wait to get started with his new job.

“This team is going to be something that the entire Canadian community is going to be so excited about and ready to support,” Marsch told Blue. “We’re going to play with power and inspiration, and we’re going to go for it.”

CAMNT found itself looking for a new manager in August 2023 after longtime head coach John Herdman resigned from his position to become the new boss of MLS side Toronto FC. Herdman’s assistant Mauro Biello oversaw four games on an interim basis, recording two wins and two losses.

Jesse Marsch started his coaching career with the United States men’s national team as an assistant before embarking on spells with Montreal Impact and New York Red Bulls. He took over Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg in 2019 and won back-to-back national league titles before embarking on short and largely unsuccessful stints with Leipzig and Leeds.

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