It’s no secret that Jesse Marsch has been splitting his time between coaching the Red Bulls and pursuing his UEFA coaching license in the event that a vacancy opens up at either Red Bull Leipzig or Red Bull Salzburg. But as luck might have it, his next destination when his time in New York comes to an end might not even require him to leave the country.
According to a Tweet from FOX Sports analyst Rob Stone, the “Current list of USMNT candidates” for the permanent national team head coaching job consists of Marsch, Tab Ramos (USYNT U-20), Tata Martino (Atlanta United), Greg Berhalter (Columbus Crew), Brad Friedel (New England Revolution), Juan Carlos Osorio (Mexico), and Peter Vermes (Sporting KC).
Stone did not specify whether this list was his own or one belonging to someone in the US Soccer Federation.
Even if Marsch doesn’t get the job, the door is still wide open for several former MetroStars players/coaches to get the job: Ramos and Vermes were both members of the original MetroStars team, while Osorio managed the Red Bulls from 2007 to 2009.
According to Bundesliga Daily, USMNT and Hamburger SV forward Bobby Wood could be the target of the Premier League’s Huddersfield Town AFC in the (rather likely) event his current club gets relegated.
The 25-year-old Wood was rumored to be a Red Bulls target several months ago.
However, the Terriers’ chances of landing Wood would likely hinge on their ability to escape their own relegation battle. At 16th place on the table, Huddersfield sit just two points above Swansea City - but despite having a game in hand, their final matches of the season consist of a murderer’s row: away at Manchester City, away at Chelsea and finally home vs Arsenal to close out the season.