Talks with former Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch in Southampton fall through

After negotiations failed down, Southampton might have given up on hiring Jesse Marsch as their new manager.

The length of any potential contract has proven to be a sticking point in negotiations since American Marsch wanted a longer agreement than what the Saints were willing to pay.

Ruben Selles, the head coach of the first team, will continue to lead the group during practice and in Saturday’s game at Chelsea.

Southampton will keep seeking for someone to take Nathan Jones’ place after they fired him on Sunday.

Selles may have the chance to put himself up for the position of the club’s new permanent manager if the club decides to leave him in charge for a longer period of time than originally planned.

One day after a home loss to 10-man Wolves left Saints in last place and four points from safety, they fired Jones.

After leading the Elland Road club for less than a year, Marsch was fired as manager of Leeds on February 6.

Leeds was 16th in the Premier League when the American took over as manager at the end of February of last year. A 2-1 victory against Brentford on the penultimate day of the previous campaign helped Leeds avoid relegation to the Championship.

Additionally, he has managed Red Bull Salzburg, New York Red Bulls, and RB Leipzig.

The board of Southampton has received interest from a number of potential possibilities, including Wayne Rooney and former Everton manager Frank Lampard.

However, they believed that Marsch’s coaching approach would best inspire the team as they fought to stay in the league.

The American was formerly considered Ralph Hasenhuttl’s potential replacement when he was fired in November.

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