Canadian National Team Officially Names Jesse Marsch as Head Coach

Football News: Former Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch has been named coach of the Canadian national team, said Canada Soccer, which announced on Monday (05/13) five weeks before the announcement of the team that will face Argentina in the opening match of the Copa America.

Marsch succeeds Mauro Biello, who held the position on an interim basis after John Herdman left the post last August to join Major League Soccer club Toronto FC.

The appointment of Marsch, who was sacked by Leeds United in February 2023, was announced by Canada Soccer CEO Kevin Blue in a video posted on social media.

“I’m going to call Jesse Marsch and confirm that he will be the next head coach of our Canadian men’s national team,” Blue said in the video.

Marsch then connected to the call.

“I really appreciate your trust and confidence in me,” Marsch said by phone. “I guarantee I will repay your trust at every level. And this team will be something all Canadians will be excited about.”

The Canadian national team will face the Netherlands (June 6) and France (June 9) before its Copa America match on June 20 against Argentina. This year’s Copa America will take place in the United States.

Canada is not under pressure to win the tournament because they are not the best team. Argentina still remains favorite to win the 2024 edition of the Copa America.

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