- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 10, 2011
- 0 Comments
- Coaching Hires, Jesse Marsch
There were rumors about this earlier in the week and in the end it came true. The Montreal Impact are gearing up towards their inagural MLS season next year and have named their head coach that will lead them into MLS. Montreal has named former Chicago Fire, DC United and Chivas USA midfielder Jesse Marsch as their first MLS head coach today.
Marsch had been an assistant coach with the US National Team under Bob Bradley for the last couple years. He worked with various youth sides through the US National Team as well and will likely try and lead a youth movement of some sort in Montreal with that experience.
“It’s an honour to be named the first head coach of the Montreal Impact in MLS,” said Jesse Marsch. “It’s a great opportunity to establish something special. There are good soccer people in this organization that are committed to doing things the right way. My time in MLS and with the US National Team exposed me to this game at the highest level. We will be committed to the process of becoming a winning team.”
I had a feeling someone would go after Marsch after Bob Bradley was dismissed recently from the USMNT. It shows how well respected Marsch is as a coach and really its a bit shocking that his former club, Chicago, didn’t make a bigger pitch to get him.
Leading an expansion team is never easy but it should be a good chance for Marsch to show off his coaching style. I think this is a great hire for the Impact.