Marcelo Bielsa is the past in West Yorkshire, Leeds will start new victories with Jesse Marsch. As announced two days ago when there was speculation about parting with the Argentine expert, his successor will be an American who signed a contract with Leeds United until the summer of 2025.
Marcelo Bielsa did not succeed in what he did last season, and there were indications that there could be a parting soon. It turned out to be true, and the club decided that Bielsa would no longer be the coach Jesse Marsch so far has exclusively led clubs owned by Red Bull.
He started his independent coaching career in Montreal, then took over the New York Red Bull, and in Salzburg he won two championship titles and two Austrian Cups in two years, after which he took over Leipzig. He did not become famous in Germany.
He lasted only 20 games on the Bulls bench, with the effect of seven wins, four draws and nine defeats. True, this summer he was left without the standard central defender tandem Dayot Upamecano- Ibrahima Konate, and the former captain Marcel Sabitzer.
Jesse Marsch and survival
He also has a difficult task ahead of him in Leeds. The team from Eland Road has won only one point in the last six championship games, after which they are only two points from the danger zone. A mitigating circumstance for the American expert is that in mid-March he will be able to count on Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford, a duo on whom Leeds' game largely depends and whose absence of several months indirectly cost Marcelo Bielsa his dismissal.
Jesse Marsch will debut next Saturday on Leeds' visit to Leicester, according to the club's announcement. Marsch is aware of how hard work awaits him, and that Leeds United is in a big crisis, but they still have a good chance of survival.
Jesse will have to return the winning mentality to the players, because it is clear that they have the quality to survive in the league, but it seems that the team is mentally in decline, and it is Marsch who could make moves that will change the team's DNA.
Of course, as we have already said, the return of two key players could play a big role. After a great last season, Leeds does not look like the team from last year, and we hope that they will still ensure their survival in the strongest league in the world.