*UPDATED* RBNY: Jesse Marsch Linked With Red Bull Salzburg

With winter transfer season upon us, numerous players from across the world are being linked with sales and loans to different clubs. However, as far as Red Bull New York is concerned, their biggest move of the winter transfer period may be the loss of their head coach, Jesse Marsch, to sister club Red Bull Salzburg. Sam Stejskal is reporting that the manger is in serious talks with the Austrian side to takeover managerial duties if their current coach leaves.

In two years as Red Bull manager, Marsch has led the club to a Supporters’ Shield, two Eastern Conference regular season titles, and a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League knockout rounds. There’s no question that the former Montreal Impact coach has been a successful successor to Mike Petke. However, questions have been raised about his future in Harrison, NJ since his consipcuous absence from the MLS Combine, currently taking place in California.

The timing of his potential departure creates immediate concerns for New York, as they’re scheduled to play their first competitive match of the year in February against the Vancouver Whitecaps in the CCL. According to Stejskal, either Dennis Hamlett or Chris Armas would takeover Marsch’s duties. Last year, Hamlett stepped into the managerial role during a match that Marsch was suspended for.

UPDATE (1/11/17, 5:00pm): The Sporting News is reporting that Marsch’s move to Salzburg is imminent, and Chris Armas will be named manager. Additionally, the article claims Dennis Hamlett will replace Ali Curtis as Sporting Director. This has not been cooberatated at this time.

UPDATE 2 (1/1/17, 5:15pm): Goal USA is reporting that Marsch will be taking over as Salzburg’s manager. Additionally, they are reporting that Hamlett will replace Curtis.