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Could RB Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch replace Lucien Favre at Dortmund?

By Rune Gjerulff

In addition to Niko Kovac, RB Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch is said to be a candidate to take over from Lucien Favre at Dortmund.

Jesse Marsch.
Jesse Marsch.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Kerstin Doelitzsch

RB Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch is seen as a possible replacement for Lucien Favre at Borussia Dortmund, according to Sport Bild.

Dortmund's 0-1 loss to Bayern München last week ignited speculation about Favre's future at Signal Iduna Park.

Although the BVB bosses have been quick to back Favre, he hasn't been given a guarantee that he will remain coach for next season, and Sport Bild claims it's 'unlikely' that the 62-year-old will fulfill his contract, which runs until 2021.

Former Croatia, Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern München coach Niko Kovac has been linked with the job, and he is indeed an option, according to Sport Bild.

But the German media outlet also brings up another name: Jesse Marsch, the coach of RB Salzburg, who worked as an assistant at RB Leipzig last season before joining their Austrian sister club.

Dortmund have been criticized for lacking the mentality needed to win titles under Favre and will most likely look for a different type of coach if they choose to part ways with him.

Marsch, a former Montreal Impact and New York Red Bulls coach, is very focused on the mental side of football and bases his work on the mantra that 'it's not about talent, it's about mentality'.

"In football, the right mentality determines success. Diligence, energy, concentration, working hard every day and having fun – that describes the environment in which we can get the best out of the players," Marsch has said in an interview on RB Salzburg's website.

Marsch's contract in Salzburg runs until 2022.

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