Jesse Marsch shares promise after Leeds United touchline ban
Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch has promised to improve his touchline behaviour after being banned from the pitchside for Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Aston Villa.
Marsch watched the game from the press box at Elland Road, after being sent off against Brentford last month and assistant head coach Rene Maric stepped in for the visit of Villa.
Marsch confessed that he will “behave” himself in future fixtures and doesn’t want to leave his team in the lurch like that again.
As quoted by Leeds Live, Marsch admitted that he had good communication with the team on Sunday and applauded his staff for doing an outstanding job in his absence.
“Jacko and I were talking and I tried to not be in his ear every 30 seconds,” he said.
“We had good communication and the staff and the players carried out the plan and we were even discussing subs as we were having different discussions. The changes we made were good.
“The players that came on were good and the staff did an outstanding job of managing the situation. I prefer in the future to not put anyone in that situation again, so I will try to behave myself a little bit better.”
The Leeds United performance on Sunday was below par at best and maybe they needed their crazy American shouting on the sidelines to give them a kick up the backside.
It was one of the few games this season where the Leeds side looked lackluster and unenergetic, something the team has been praised for this campaign.
Villa created better chances on the day and should have really taken the three points back to the Midlands with them, Ollie Watkins missed several golden chances on the day.
Luis Sinisterra’s red card certainly didn’t help matters for the Whites, this now presents Marsch with a selection headache ahead of a jam-packed fixture schedule.
This leaves Leeds in an awkward position after two uninspiring games, Marsch needs to get his men marching to his music once again, or he risks the team becoming plagued by a run of poor results before the winter break.