Jesse Marsch, Coach of FC Red Bull Salzburg on What It Takes to Create a Winning Environment


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Jesse Marsch is the only American coach to be coaching in the Champions League in Europe. His rise to this role is an interesting story - how he has built championship teams is even more fascinating. He played 14 seasons in the MLS and then went on to coach the first season for the Montreal Impact and the NY Red Bulls where he was named MLS coach of the year. Before becoming head coach is Salzburg, he was the assistant coach at RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga.
What makes Jesse unique is that he brings a clear strategy to the culture of the teams he coaches. He talks about instilling important beliefs such as fearlessness and creating a vocabulary around words that define who you are as a team that help establish identity and reinforce beliefs.
We talk about the differences between coaching soccer in the US and 'football' in Europe. There were many challenges for Jesse to face along the way. Would his methodology of teamwork and his idea of leadership work in the European system?
Also find out what methods he uses to create and instill motivation in the teams he has coached, how he approaches losing and how he teaches his players to overcome challenges.
As a bonus, find out the secret to where some of Jesse's best ideas come from!

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