OFFICIAL: Jesse Marsch will become the new Leipzig head coach from the 2021/22 season

He takes over from Julian Nagelsmann, who is joining Bayern Munich.

The 47-year-old spent the 2018/19 season working as an assistant for Ralf Rangnick at RB Leipzig before signing a three-year deal with sister club Red Bull Salzburg in 2019.

He won the league and cup double in his first season in Austria and is on course to defend both titles this term, with a cup final against LASK Linz coming up and a six-point cushion over second-placed Rapid Wien in the Austrian Bundesliga with four matches to go.

Marsch was linked with the managerial positions at Borussia Monchengladbach and Celtic after Neil Lennon’s departure in February but confirmed his intention to stay in Austria until the end of the current season.

RB Leipzig CEO: “In Jesse Marsch, we have been able to recruit our main head coach target and quickly fill the most important position in the sporting side of the club with a top coach.”