Talks between former Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch and Southampton concerning their vacant managerial position have broken down, according to The Athletic.
This development comes after reports emerged yesterday claiming that a deal between Marsch and Southampton was on the verge of completion.
The American was in line to replace previous Saints head coach Nathan Jones, who was sacked on Sunday.
It is believed that discussions hit a standstill over the nature of the contract. Southampton were offering a short-term deal with an option to extend, but this did not suit Marsch.
Negotiations were presumably at an advanced stage before this twist, as it was being mooted that the 49-year-old could have been in the Saints’ dugout when they travel to Chelsea this Saturday.
An uncertain situation – for club and manager
It is now back to the drawing board for struggling Southampton, who currently find themselves at the foot of the Premier League table.
The future for Marsch is also unclear, with several outlets speculating that he will try his hand at international management with the USMNT.
Whilst his time at Leeds never really worked out, most Whites supporters will wish him well as he enters a new chapter in his career.