Karen Carney makes Marcelo Bielsa and Jesse Marsch comparison at Leeds United
Leeds United were much better under Jesse Marsch against Leicester than they were in the final games of Marcelo Bielsa’s reign, claims Karen Carney.
She believes that the American has got the Whites more organised and that has made them harder to beat.
Under Bielsa, Leeds were shipping in plenty of goals which eventually saw his time at the club become untenable.
Speaking on the Premier League Analytics Show, Carney said, “They were much better under Marsch. Good organisation and their strategy was two-fold and I think it really worked. They might stay up and have a managerial bounce.”
Had Bielsa still been at the club, Carney would’ve had a very different take to relegation.
Now, after one game of Marsch in charge, she thinks that relegation is not going to happen because of a new manager bounce.
These players are programmed to play in a certain way because of the Argentine.
For his successor to get the best out of them, it goes without saying that he’s got to replicate it as well.
Survival is far from a foregone conclusion and the Whites must know that the battle is not won yet.
Yes, a new manager bounce could last for a few games, but that isn’t what will get them over the line.
He’s got to bring about the same kind of cohesion as Bielsa did and ensure that everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet.