Date: 18th March 2021 at 3:00pm
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Eurosport journalist Dean Jones has been speaking on the edition of Touchline Talk to discuss all things transfer-related with the summer’s transfer window quickly approaching. 

Speaking alongside host and fellow journalist Pete O’Rourke, the pair were discussing possible suitors for the vacant managerial role at this summer.

One name which has been linked with the Bhoys in recent weeks is that of RB Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch after a successful season so far in charge of the Austrian Bundesliga leaders.

The Celtic managerial vole was left vacant when the club and Neil Lennon parted ways in February, which saw John Kennedy take interim charge at Parkhead.

Marsch recently described the links between him and the Celtic post as an ‘honour‘.

Speaking on the matter, Jones had this to say about the 47-year-old American.

He said: “I’ve seen Jesse Marsch, the RB Salzburg boss is now in the conversation, and he’s even spoken publicly about the fact that it’s a job that would interest him.

“And you know, maybe that’s a path you go down as well as a different style of thinking but [he’s] done an unbelievable job at Salzburg and will heavily be linked to taking over the job at RB Leipzig when that opens up.”

Would Marsch be a good appointment?





Salzburg were eliminated from the Europa League last month by Unai Emery’s Villarreal but the American has since spoken of his admiration for the Scottish side amid rumours he could take over.

TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…

Marsch’s words speak for themselves in the interview in which the American spoke so highly of the Scottish side. As Jones suggested, it would certainly be a breath of fresh air for the Hoops if they were to bring in the promising coach, who has had success at Salzburg and New York Red Bulls.

However, it is a question of whether the Celtic board will want to take that risk given they are now aiming to reclaim the Scottish Premiership title after Rangers denied them a 10th consecutive Scottish crown.