Rumor: Marsch on Dortmund Wishlist

Red Bull Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch has caught the eye of Borussia Dortmund ownership and may be tapped to take over should the part with current manager Lucien Favre. The second placed Bundesliga side has had a difficult time catching Bayern Munich over the last decade and may be looking for new blood to get it done according to SportsBILD in Germany.

Marsch has already made quite a name for himself in his short stint in Europe. First it was his rousing halftime speech to Salzburg against Liverpool that went viral and now he has lift his first trophy with the club after losing key players. One of those players, Erling Haaland, he would rejoin after introducing him to the world through the Champions League.

In many ways, Red Bulls’ style of football is something that was once synonymous with how Dortmund played. Fast-paced, young and vibrant. In recent years Dortmund has become stuck in its own way and unable to unlock the young players they have before moving on to bigger teams. Haaland is just one example and still has time with the club and Gio Reyna represents another possible budding star.

On the other side it would be a tremendous risk. Without a doubt Marsch would be stepping into the most high profile job any American manager has accepted. Should he fail, the weight of future managerial prospects certainly will lie on his shoulders. Thus far, Marsch has done more than acquit himself admirably. Earning this opportunity is just another in a long line of hurdles that American footballers and coaches have had to overcome in Europe.

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