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Jesse Marsch on Southampton radar as they seek Nathan Jones replacement

Southampton are considering appointing Jesse Marsch as their next manager, reports The Athletic.

The Saints fired Nathan Jones following a 2-1 loss to 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday.

They are now searching for their third manager of the season, having parted company with Ralph Hasenhuttl in November 2022.

Marsch lost his job last Monday after Leeds United sacked him after a year in charge. He has remained in England and could soon be back in a dugout.

He was on Southampton’s radar before their current owners arrived in January 2022.

The former Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig manager’s playing style appeals to the club.

He has admirers at the south coast club despite Leeds’ struggles under him this term.

Southampton have a thing for managers with experience in the Red Bull system due to their pressing style and system.

They want to hold on to their top-flight status and could take a punt on Marsch.

The 49-year-old joined Leeds last February and helped keep them in the Premier League. The Whites were in the relegation zone at the start of the final day of last season.

However, a hard-fought 2-1 win over Brentford saw them finish in 17th, three points above the bottom three.

Things did not go well this term and Marsch was sacked following a run of seven winless games.

Southampton are rock bottom of the Premier League, with four points between them and safety.

They cannot afford to get their next managerial appointment wrong, and taking a gamble on Marsch would be a considerable risk.

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