Jesse Marsch outlines when he'll decide his future after admitting to Celtic interest

By David Walton

March 17, 2021

RB Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch has confirmed when he’ll make a decision on his future after making his Celtic interest clear.

Marsch has been the man in the spotlight all day after the BBC reported comments from him stating that he would be “honoured” at being considered for the Celtic gig.

The USA coach is already a double winner with RB Salzburg and has competed in the Champions League twice in both of his seasons there. The American also worked under Ralf Rangnick with RB Leipzig and was also boss at Montreal Impact and New York Red Bulls.

And it appears that his timeline would also suit Celtic’s way of thinking too. Speaking to the BBC, Marsch stated that he wants to finish the season and will take stock of things then.

“What I try to do is to create an environment that is not about the results. It’s about development, and an understanding of what we’re trying to achieve. And the more I’m able to do that, the more we’re able to control the results.

My way of working is really to focus in on the job that I’m doing and concentrate in the moment. And the more that I do that the more other possibilities can arise.

“But right now my full concentration is in finishing my year here in Salzburg and then I’ll evaluate in summer what the possibilities are for a potential next step.”

Celtic looking for new boss to take charge for the new season; Jesse Marsch timeline fits in well

The Austrian Bundesliga is due to finish up in May after the competition completes its “split” phase. Marsch will be looking to guide RB Salzburg to his second consecutive Austria Bundesliga title.

However, the fact he’s looking to evaluate his options in May is great for Celtic. That means that, if an agreement can be reached for the American to come to Scotland, he would have plenty of time to get used to the change at Parkhead.

Also, new chief executive Dominic McKay is starting on July 1st. That gives us a great chance to have everything set up for him coming in. McKay will be well informed and will undoubtedly have a role in the managerial change.

Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

It also gives Celtic the chance to potentially sort out their Director of Football verdict too. Getting the right man in over the month of May would be ideal. It aligns with Marsch’s timeline – if that’s who the Celtic hierarchy decide to go for.

John Kennedy has been entrusted with the job until the end of the season. Given how Celtic normally operate, they’ll allow their interim coaches to see the campaign out before making their big permanent move.

So this all lines up nicely for the Hoops if Marsch is interested. Hopefully, this goes to plan and talks between all parties can go promisingly.

In other news, Celtic youngster Scott Robertson went to see a foot specialist after his injury against Northampton.