Bundesliga journalist reports Jesse Marsch has contacted Celtic board and turned down job

By John McGinley

March 19, 2021

BILD journalist Christian Falk reports Jesse Marsch has contacted Celtic and told them he won’t be available to take the job this summer.

He said, on Twitter: “According to my information Jesse Marsch has told the board of Celtic that the interest is an honor, but he will not be available in the summer for the Job in Glasgow.”

It comes after a couple of days of intense speculation that Marsch could be in line to head to Celtic Park.

He gave an interview to the BBC in which he made it clear that he did have interest in the position at the Bhoys.

All sorts of interesting links would then resurface in the aftermath of that, including Celtic’s role in helping get on to a Scottish FA coaching course in the earlier stages of his career.

However, it seems his career path is set to either see him stay in Salzburg or head to the German Bundesliga.

Marsch would have been an outstanding appointment for Celtic. Our search will go on for a similar candidate who can bring modern ideas, elite coaching and European progress to the Hoops.

That’s no easy task in the current market, but Marsch’s comments at least demonstrate that the Celtic job can be a draw for a quality coach if sold in the correct manner.

Hopefully, that’s what the Celtic board are doing right now with an array of potential appointees.

In other news, KV Oostende are ready to do business for Jack Hendry.