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Canada appoint Jesse Marsch as new coach

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Jesse Marsch has been appointed Canada coach and expressed his excitement over his new role.

  • USA native takes reins of 2026 co-hosts
  • Marsch previously coached Leeds United and Leipzig
  • 50-year-old’s first major tournament with Canada will be the Copa America

FIFA World Cup 2026™ co-hosts Canada have announced the appointment of Jesse Marsch as men’s national team coach.

Kevin Blue, CEO and General Secretary of Canada Soccer, made the news official via the federation’s social media platforms

“This team is going to be something that the entire Canadian community is going to be so excited about and ready to support,” said Marsch in the announcement. “We are going to play with power and inspiration. We’re going to go for it. Thank you so much and I can’t wait to get started.”

USA native Marsch will experience his first spell as an international coach after previous stops in European football with Leeds United, Leipzig and Salzburg. Marsch also guided New York Red Bulls and CF Montreal in Major League Soccer.

Marsch’s first tournament at the helm of Canada will be the CONMEBOL Copa America 2024.

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