The American Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch has agreed to succeed Julian Nagelsmann from FC Bayern Munich at Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, reported German media on Wednesday.

The Wisconsin-born Marsch, 47, had, according to the German Football magazine Kicker “Tottenham Hotspur refused and decided to move to Leipzig”.

The country’s most widely read newspaper, Bild, also claimed that Marsch had “reached an agreement in principle” with Leipzig director Oliver Mintzlaff.

Marsch , a former US men’s national team assistant coach, has long been a rising star in Red Bull’s sprawling global soccer network.

The Leipzig job would be his third person in charge of a Red Bull-sponsored club after having three For years at the helm of the New York Red Bulls and two years in the Salzburg shelter.