Presenter Conor McGilligan has been left pretty excited after hearing that Leeds United are close to appointing Rene Maric as Jesse Marsch’s new assistant.
Indeed, according to Phil Hay’s article in The Athletic, the former Borussia Dortmund coach will soon be linking up with the Whites to become their new No 2.
The article explains that Maric is available to hire having been out of the game since May, after leaving the German club when he was sacked alongside Dortmund’s former manager Marco Rose.
In reaction to the possible new appointment, McGilligan expressed his delight at the news on Twitter.
Indeed, he wrote: “Oh wow, fair play Leeds.”
TIF Thoughts on Rene Maric and Leeds…
This has already been a summer of big change at Leeds United, with key players such as Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips leaving the club in high-profile exits to Barcelona and Manchester City respectively.
On top of that, Marsch has looked to build the squad in his image by buying a number of players such as Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Rasmus Kristensen – who all played for Red Bull-affiliated clubs.
At just 29 years of age, Maric is relatively young for a coach but already has strong experience in the Bundesliga. On top of that, he has also spent time with RB Salzburg – one of Marsch’s former clubs.
All in all, it looks like a promising appointment for the Whites.