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Leeds have immediately appointed former RB Leipzig manager Jesse Marsch as their new manager.

Marsch, 48, takes over at Elland Road after Marcelo Bielsa announced his retirement yesterday following a string of devastating defeats.

“One of the things I appreciate about this squad right now is their devotion,” the new Whites manager remarked.

No matter how difficult the games have been, playing till the finish, fighting for each other and never giving up — this mentality, this philosophy, is it.

“I appreciate the idea of fighting for the fans and fighting for each other.”

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“We recognized Jesse a number of years ago during his time at Salzburg, and we feel his philosophy and style of football coincides with the club’s and will suit the players extremely well.”

“We have a long-term strategy and are certain he can lead Leeds to the next level, and we are delighted about what the future holds.”

Marsch, an American, began his coaching career in Major League Soccer before serving as an assistant manager to current Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick at RB Leipzig for the 2018-19 season.

Following a successful two-year tenure as head coach of sister club FC Salzburg, Leipzig enticed him back to Germany last summer to replace the departing Julian Nagelsmann.

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