Patrick Friolet of RDS tweets the following
Jesse Marsch a reçu une offre pour diriger le Toronto FC #MLS— Patrick Friolet (@PFrioletRDS) December 8, 2012
If you don't understand french yet, shame on you. Joking aside, I interviewed Patrick Friolet a few hours later on Soccer Sans Frontières and you can listen to the show directly on the site or via Stitcher.
Why should we care?
Jesse Marsch is not with the Montreal Impact anymore and Toronto FC is...... Toronto FC. Marsch is still the Montreal Impact's first ever MLS head coach and is part of the club's history. A very likeable person in the eye of the media and fans, a move to Toronto FC might even ignite a bigger rivalry between Montreal and Toronto. Rumours are also indicating that Marsch is talking with Chivas USA but the club seems to be going towards the Mexican coach, Jose Luis Sanchez Sola via The Goat Parade.
About Jesse Marsch potentially joining TFC
It would be quite a scenario for Montreal Impact fans -- Patrick Friolet
Factors that might be aligning for Marsch
Coincidence or not, a certain Justin Braun has joined Toronto FC [....].. A lot is in place that could facilitate a Jesse Marsch integration in Toronto -- Patrick Friolet.
Confirmations and Denials
A few confirmations and de-confirmations have been tweeted out by different reporters and journalists that cover Toronto FC and/or MLS in general. This puts some cloud and confusion around the actual credibility of the initial news but it might also confirm that talks probably happened.
Just got off the phone with Kevin Payne. Calls reports of #TFC hiring Jesse Marsch to be head coach "a complete fabrication." #mls— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) December 8, 2012
Contrary to reports, Jesse Marsch has not been in Toronto recently, not been offered a TFC job & not been contacted by TFC about a job there— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) December 8, 2012
Gerry Dobson of Sportsnet shows his curious side
Whether it eventually happens or not, what do you think of Jesse Marsch as coach of #TFC?— Gerry Dobson (@SNGerryDobson) December 8, 2012
Patrick Friolet makes the Payne-Marsch link via Marsch's mentor, Bob Bradley
Le président Kevin Payme est un proche de Bob Bradley, qui entretient des liens étroits avec March #MLS #IMFC— Patrick Friolet (@PFrioletRDS) December 8, 2012
During his first presse conference as President and General Manager, Kevin Payne did talk about looking for more character and attitude in a player; something that aligns perfectly with a Jesse Marsch philosophy.
We need players with character. Character is the basis of a winning team
-- Kevin Payne
You can follow our friends at Waking The Red for the Toronto side of the Jesse Marsch rumor to Toronto.