Former Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig manager Jesse Marsch has taken over Elland Road after Marcelo Bielsa was sacked by the Premier League club under threat of relegation
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Jesse Marsch spoke of his “respect and admiration” for Marcelo Bielsa after taking over the Argentinian at Leeds United.
The Americans entered into a deal until the end of the 2024-25 seasonwas sacked by RB Leipzig in December and will start his own game this weekend when the Whites take over Leicester City.
Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani described decided to fire Bielsa was “the hardest decision I had to make during my tenure at Leeds United,” after the famous coach helped Leeds back Premier League after more than a decade has passed.
This is Marsch’s first job in the Premier League, and the 48-year-old has come to appreciate the man he will replace at Elland Road.
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“My respect and admiration for Marcelo Bielsa is great,” Marsch said after being confirmed as manager.
“I’ve been following his career and watching what he’s done from afar and he’s certainly a hero here.
“The way he has helped turn Leeds United into a Premier League team is pretty amazing.
“For me, I just wanted help to get the torch to the next stage, everything that’s done has already laid the incredible foundation and at this point I want to do everything I can to bring it to life. the club enters the next phase of our history.”
“One of the things I love about this team right now is their commitment no matter how difficult the game, to play until the end, fight for each other, never stop and give everything. things for each other all the time,” Marsch told LUTV, explaining how he hopes to move the club forward.
“The mentality and mindset to play for the fans, fight for the fans and fight for each other is what I love, as a manager, that’s what I define, a team that has heart, passion and play for each other with all they have. Yes.
“My style of play, my aggressiveness and my desire for teams to be intensive, to run and to make it difficult for opponents is consistent with what we’ve been doing here for three and a half years.”
Losing 4-0 at home first Tottenham in Bielsa’s final game was Leeds’ fourth loss in a row.
It puts them 16th on the board with 23 points, but Everton and Burnley – the two teams directly below them – could place the Yorkshire team in the bottom three depending on the results of their matches.
“I must act in the best interest of the club and I believe change is needed now to secure our Premier League standing,” chairman Radrizzani said in announcing his departure. by Bielsa.
“Recent results and performances have not lived up to our expectations.
“We find ourselves in a precarious position in the league and I feel now is the right time to appoint a new head coach to make an impact during this crucial period of the season. ”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/jesse-marsch-bielsa-message-leeds-26352676 Jesse Marsch sends message to Marcelo Bielsa after taking over as Leeds manager