Jesse Marsch reported for the first time on a serious private stroke of fate before taking office at Bundesliga club RB Leipzig.
The coach, who was released by the runner-up in December, said in an interview with “The Athletic” that his wife Kim was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly before the start in Leipzig.
“We had a tough time because we didn’t know if it was treatable and how much time she had left. Ultimately we were lucky and it was operable,” said the 48-year-old. His wife was spared chemotherapy. “She’s fine now,” Marsch said.
In the past few days, Marsch has visited his teacher Ralf Rangnick at Manchester United. But the American wants to take his time when looking for a job himself. There is no shortage of requests. “There was interest from five or six leagues. Also from the MLS, but I want to stay in Europe,” said Marsch. “I was surprised by the interest after the failure in Leipzig. I wasn’t sure how people would think about it.”
RB Leipzig separated from Marsch at the beginning of December after the defeat at Union Berlin, when the coach himself was still at home in the corona quarantine. “The team didn’t play the way I wanted, I realized that at home,” said Marsch. “I want to be with a team, instead I sat in the kitchen and watched training sessions, held video conferences. I coached games from the kitchen. That was terrible.”