Scottish football journalist John McGarry has talked about Jesse Marsch and his comments on Celtic.
This came after McGarry appeared as a guest on the Celtic Huddle podcast. The panel, which included former Celtic players Mark Wilson, Simon Donnelly and Paul Elliott, talked about numerous issues involving the Hoops.
McGarry gave his opinion about Marsch and whether Celtic should try to appoint him. He made it clear that Marsch is an option that Celtic should really be exploring right now.
Marsch recently said that it was an ‘honour’ to be linked with Celtic and he believes that he would need a favourable project to manage a club. The American later made a U-turn on those comments, saying that his work at RB Salzburg isn’t done yet and his family is happy in the city.
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McGarry believes that Marsch would not be short of any potential offers but he would still be an ‘interesting’ option for the Bhoys.
He said: “I don’t think he’s going to be short of offers, but that is a really interesting candidate. I think that’s something Celtic should really be exploring. The football his teams play is explosive, high-tempo, high-pressing – but he gets results.
“He’s looking for a move to Britain at some point. He’s 47 now, started off as an assistant to the United States national team. Was at New York Red Bulls, then moved to [RB] Leipzig. He was assistant manager when Celtic played them two years ago and he’s now gone out on his own. I think he would be a really, really interesting choice.”
TIF Thoughts on Jesse Marsch to Celtic…
Marsch has clearly earned the experience of managing in the game at various levels and in numerous countries.
While it was reported by Christian Falk recently that Marsch has told the Celtic board that he will not be available to manage the club, he was one of the favourites to replace Marco Rose at Borussia Monchengladbach. But it now seems as if Xabi Alonso will be the Gladbach manager next season, ruling out Marsch’s move to Borussia Park.
So this closes an option for Marsch and if other options end up closing out in the same manner, it may push the American closer to Celtic after all.