Leeds United great John Giles blasts Jesse Marsch for his remarks on Marcelo Bielsa.
Leeds United great John Giles has slammed Jesse Marsch for what he said after taking over as head coach from Marcelo Bielsa.
The Whites are now in the Premier League relegation zone, with Marsch’s leadership under fire this week.
Giles said that he was dissatisfied with Marsch’s “scathing” remarks about Bielsa when the American took over for the Argentine manager.
“Some of the things he says don’t make sense. ‘This is what we must do, and this is what the players must do.’ “We know,” Giles remarked on the Off The Ball YouTube channel.
“He’s the manager; he’s the one accountable for what they don’t do.”
“I wasn’t happy with him. He was critical of Bielsa.
“When he arrived inside the club, he stated he could see by the players’ eyes that they were fatigued and done in.” That doesn’t seem appropriate to me.”
Time is running out.
Marsch is quickly running out of time and ideas as his tenure at Elland Road draws to a close.
Saturday’s game against Liverpool at Anfield might be his last, and anything less than three points could mean the end for the American.
The Whites’ performances and results haven’t been good enough this season, and continuing with Marsch any longer might mean catastrophe.
The American was ousted from his last position before the season ended, and it seems that he hasn’t learned his lesson from the Leipzig debacle.
His methods and weird squad choices lately have all but shown that he isn’t suited to high-pressure, top-league club managers.
The team’s lack of offensive prowess hasn’t helped things for Marsch, but the American’s pressing approach has exposed major defensive flaws.
Pressing may be effective, but the current Leeds squad does not know how to cope with the turmoil after the ball has been lost. Leeds need a new mindset to keep their Premier League hopes alive.