The American replaced Rose at Salzburg in 2019, and led the club to a league and cup double in his first season at the helm. Sitting three points clear at top of the Austrian Bundesliga, they will take on Villarreal in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie on Thursday.
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"Yes, of course. They wouldn't let him coach here if they didn't think further.
"But I think he does it really well. His career as coach so far has been great. We will see how everything continues."
doesn’t expect Salzburg to be distracted by the rumors.
"As I said quite often, I am focusing on the present. Whatever happens will happen,"
"I think his focus and our focus as a team is 100 per cent here, and I think he doesn't care about the future now, but rather focuses on our tasks and how we perform as a team.
"He is 100 per cent focusing on us. We all like that and that's how it should be."
"What makes him so special is that he is always with you. It doesn't matter whether it's on or off the pitch, he's always there for you.
"He listens to you or gives you some advice. On the pitch he is always focused and wants to help you. Even if you don't play he tries to support you. I think there are coaches that don't do that. He is not like that, he always tries to help you.
"That's what characterises a good coach and I think that's super."