Report: What Jesse Marsch has been doing with Leeds players who have not trained properly
Jesse Marsch and Leeds have made quite the start to this season, with two wins and a draw the ideal tonic to build on last season’s great escape.
The American manager has overcome some initial doubters both inside and outside the club to get the Whites moving in the right direction. It’s even more impressive given Leeds sold star players Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips this summer.
Of course, Marsch has signed a number of new players to cover those outgoings. The likes of Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson have made fast starts to life at Elland Road, while the other new players are also bedding in nicely at Thorp Arch too.
And according to The Telegraph, one of the keys to Marsch’s success has been the way he deals with his players off the field as well. The Telegraph reports how Marsch has not been afraid to jump on the backs of those underperforming in training, with claims of ‘rollockings’ from the Leeds boss. However, that is caveated with reports of his softer side, with it claimed Marsch takes a keen interest in his players’ families and off-field lives.
Of course, that is a trick successfully deployed by a certain Sir Alex Ferguson over many years, and it’s safe to say things went pretty well for the Man United legend!
TBR’s View: Jesse Marsch Loving Leeds Life
There were some serious doubts over Marsch at one point but you have to say he looks to be building a real spirit and squad unity at Elland Road.
He overcame those initial first few tough weeks when Marcelo Bielsa left. And now he seems to be putting his own stamp on proceedings and with that, getting the full buy-in from Leeds’ players.
We are only three games in, of course. But Leeds look good, and it seems Marsch has got the mental side of things down to a tee with this squad.