Danny Mills issues warning to Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch
Danny Mills has suggested that Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch should stop slaughtering the referees.
The Whites boss was sent off during their 5-2 defeat against Brentford, where he looked very disappointed on the sidelines with some of the decisions that went against his side.
Mills, who is a regular pundit for TalkSPORT, says that Marsch shouldn’t create a bad image of himself, and must learn to keep his emotions in check.
“He’s a good coach with some very good ideas, but if he keeps going apoplectic on the touchline, then that’s going to detract from what he’s actually doing,” said Mills to The Sunday People (11 September, page 57).
“That’s what you don’t want as a manager and I think there are one or two Leeds fans now saying, ‘Is this really necessary?’
“Yes, you want passion, but any manager needs to be calm under pressure to enable him to make the right decisions.
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“If you’re constantly berating the referee – and I know from experience – and slaughtering the officials, if there is a 50-50 decision, then human nature says it’s going to go against you. The refs will think, ‘Hold on, you’ve been calling me all sorts, actually you’re not getting this decision’.
“Also, I think you start to annoy other teams, opposition managers, referees and the media.
“That’s where Marsch needs to be careful that his actions are not to the detriment of his team.”
Marsch gives the impression that he is a very passionate manager.
Now, every person has a different way of expressing their passion. Some people are quiet and reserved, while some are more expressive than others.
However, it is true that Marsch needs to control his emotions. He got carried away in the last few games, as he was frustrated on the sidelines.
That being said, what matters most is how the players are reacting to it. If his energy is bringing out the best among the players, then everything is fine.
At the same time, it leaves a bad impression though, and Mills has a valid point here. You don’t want everyone to talk about Marsch and complain about the referees, rather the discussion should be about the team.
The Whites need to get back to winning ways when the game resumes. The Whites were due to play Nottingham Forest but the match has now been postponed along with all the other Premier League games, following the Queen’s death this week.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have reached an agreement to sign a left-back, according to his agent.