Gabby Agbonlahor believes Leeds United will be a lot more organised next season
Gabby Agbonlahor believes Leeds United will be a lot more organised next season as Jesse Marsch looks ahead to his first summer in charge at Elland Road.
Marsch managed to get secure Premier League football at Elland Road with the Whites just getting over the line on the final day.
Former Premier League striker Agbonlahor believes the Yorkshire side can build on their newfound organisation next season.
Talking on talkSPORT breakfast on Thursday [26 May], Agbonlahor said: “I am sure next season under Marsch they will be a lot more organised like they were at the end of the season.
“Under Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds were leaving enormous gaps and players two-v-one and if Bielsa could’ve changed that, they would’ve been a pleasure to watch.”
The impact Marsch has had still splits opinion.
He has made Leeds United more organised and has got them over the line in their survival battle, but is that actually an achievement.
Leeds were conceding goals for fun under Bielsa so even implementing a basic structure would improve their defensive statistics.
In Leeds’ fixtures against the top sides under Marsch, they still conceded goals for fun.
Furthermore, was survival actually that much of a challenge?
Leeds were competing against a fairly dire Burnley side, who struggled to score goals and were under the stewardship of a rookie manager.
The jury will remain out on Marsch until the new season is ten games old, because at present the American has been in survival mode, for both him and the club.
He needs this summer to really stamp his authority on the ongoings at Elland Road and only then can we start to assess whether he was the reason Leeds retained their Premier League survival.