Leeds United have made a risky appointment as new head coach Jesse Marsch will not ‘fix everything overnight’, according to journalist Dean Jones.
Marsch was unveiled as the Whites’ new boss on Monday, with him being given the task of maintaining the Yorkshire giants’ Premier League status.
What’s the latest news involving Marsch?
Director of football Victor Orta has revealed that Marsch has been on the Leeds hierarchy’s radar for some time and claimed the key decision makers behind the scenes ‘believe his philosophy and style of football aligns with that of the club and will suit the players very well’.
Marsch has admitted to being ‘really honoured and excited’ after heading to the Premier League for the first time in his managerial career thanks to being handed the Leeds reins.
The American had been out of work since December, when he was sacked by Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig.
Prior to that, Marsch had enjoyed spells in charge of Red Bull Salzburg, New York Red Bulls and Montreal Impact.
He led Red Bull Salzburg to two Austrian Bundesliga titles and Austrian Cups, while he got his hands on Major League Soccer’s Supporters Shield during his time at New York Red Bulls.
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What has Dean Jones said about Marsch?
Jones has doubts over whether Marsch will make an instant impact, particularly thanks to his record with former employers Leipzig.
The 48-year-old, whose first match in charge will be at Leicester City this weekend, only won seven of his 20 matches at the helm and got his German stint off to a worrying start.
Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “He hasn’t got a magic wand. He can’t come in at Leeds and fix everything overnight.
“To be honest, he did have problems going into Leipzig straightaway. He only won one of his first six games, conceded four goals to Bayern Munich and six goals against Manchester City.”
Why has Marsch moved into the Leeds dugout?
Leeds were on the lookout for a new boss after opting to sack Marcelo Bielsa after a worrying run of form on Sunday.
The Argentinian’s axing came after overseeing five defeats in the Whites’ last six outings, with them conceding 21 goals in the process.
Claiming just one point from a possible 18 has seen the Yorkshire giants fall to within two points of the Premier League’s relegation zone.
Nevertheless, Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani admitted parting company with Bielsa was ‘the toughest decision’ of his tenure.