Jesse Marsch, Austrian Bundesliga Coach Of The Year, Hopes To Become USMNT Coach

Jesse Marsch is enjoying success as a head coach in Europe, but there is one position that could lure him back to the United States: coach of the U.S. men's national team.

"It's a hard one," Marsch, 46, told Bleacher Report. "I try not to look too much into the future and I try just to enjoy the moment, but I would be honored and I'm very hopeful to someday coach the national team."

Marsch previously coached in MLS with the Montreal Impact and New York Red Bulls, winning the Supporters' Shield with New York in 2015. He became an assistant coach in Europe in 2018, then led FC Salzburg to the Austrian Bundesliga and Austrian Cup championships in the past few months. He was named Bundesliga League Coach of the Year last week.

Still, with two USMNT caps as a player and after serving as an assistant coach at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, being the head coach of the team is on his mind.

Gregg Berhalter has held the position since December 2018.

The United States will be a co-host of the North American-based 2026 World Cup, with games to be played in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

"Coaching a national team for anyone is a big honor, but coaching the U.S. national team would be incredible," Marsch, a Wisconsin native, said. "I was an assistant there in 2010. Coaching at the World Cup at home would be an incredible experience."

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