After all, Jesse Marsh will never be heading to Southampton. Since the dismissal of Nathan Jones, the American coach has been closely tied to his work with the Saints in recent days. However, The Telegraph reports that the deal between the two companies is now in big trouble.
Contract length is core to Jesse Marsh’s concerns at Southampton
The South Coast club would have thought nothing more than offering Marsh a short-term contract. Despite positive talks between the club and coach, things were complicated by Southampton’s precarious Premier League standings. The Saints are currently bottom of the table with him four points off safety.
Oddly enough, Marsh’s former team, Leeds, is now the team Southampton need to come out on top to get out of the relegation zone. If relegated, they could have to sack his third coach of the current campaign. This obviously adds to the financial burden of dropping out of the top flight: Southampton have already sacked Ralf Hasenhüttl and Jones within the past three months. Hiring Jones set the club back around $4.8 million.
Sky Sports also reports that the contract between Marsh and the club has officially ended. The coach spent the night in Southampton on Tuesday and met with the team owners on Wednesday. However, after a lengthy discussion, both sides mutually agreed that it was not the right deal.
Marsh was clearly reluctant to accept a short-term offer from the club. This is not entirely unheard of in the world of coaching. Managers typically want more stability and credibility from team owners. Nevertheless, Southampton are clearly looking for a coach to lead them through the summer.
Caretaker Coach Leading Saints to West London
With Marsh, or another permanent coach yet to be introduced, the Saints will most likely turn to caretaker Ruben Seles. deaf. Sells managed one game before Jones was hired. Southampton drew 1-1 against Sheffield on Wednesday in Carabao his Cup in November.
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