By Liam Thomas

28th Oct, 2022 | 3:40pm

Leeds United legend John Giles puts Jesse Marsch on blast for Marcelo Bielsa comments

Leeds United legend John Giles has put Jesse Marsch on blast for what the manager said after taking over the head coach role from Marcelo Bielsa.

The Whites currently sit in the Premier League relegation zone with Marsch’s leadership coming under extreme scrutiny this week.

Giles confessed that he wasn’t pleased with Marsch’s “scathing” comments about Bielsa when the American took over from the Argentinian tactician.

“Some of the things he comes out with don’t make sense. ‘This is what we have to do, this is what the players have to do’. We know that,” said Giles speaking on the Off The Ball YouTube channel.

“He’s the manager, he’s the one who is responsible for what they’re not doing.

“I was not pleased with him. He was scathing of Bielsa.

“He said when he came into the club that he could tell by the players’ eyes that they were tired and they were done in. I don’t think that’s right.”

Running out.

Marsch is running out of time and ideas as the curtains slowly but surely shut on his time at Elland Road.

Saturday evenings clash against Liverpool at Anfield may be his last and anything other than three points could spell doom for the American.

Performances and results certainly haven’t been good enough this season and sticking with Marsch any longer could spell disaster for the Whites.

The American was fired from his last role before the season was completed and it looks like he hasn’t learnt his lessons from his Leipzig catastrophe.

It seems he isn’t suited to high-pressure, top-league club jobs and his tactics and strange team selections recently have all but confirmed this.

The team’s lack of goalscoring prowess up top definitely hasn’t helped matters for Marsch, but the American’s pressing style has highlighted serious defensive frailties.

Pressing can be great but the current Leeds team don’t know how to deal with the chaos once the ball is gone, Leeds need a different philosophy to keep their Premier League dreams alive.

In other Leeds United news, Jeff Stelling claims this world-class manager would want to be the next Whites manager if Marsch is sacked.