By Pranav Shahaney

15th Sep, 2022 | 5:13pm

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch will be absent from touchline v Aston Villa

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch will be unavailable from the touchline for the game against Aston Villa after being fined by the FA.

According to BBC journalist Adam Pope, he will be given a £10,000 as well after the American admitted that his behaviour in the 5-2 loss against Brentford was improper.

He will be picking the team and likely to call the shots but will not be allowed to marshal his troops from the dugout.

Via Twitter, Pope wrote, “Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch fined £10,000 & suspended by FA from the touchline for Villa (h). Marsch admits his language & behaviour in 64th minute of 5-2 defeat at Brentford was improper.”

Fair enough

We knew this was coming from the moment he got a straight red card in that game.

Usually, managers are given warnings and then handed yellow cards for dissent but this was a straight sending off.

Referees do not do that unless and until managers cross the line and it’s probably what happened with Marsch now accepting the charges.

He probably said things and used words that he shouldn’t have and while one can understand his frustrations, such things cannot be said.

We can sympathise with him as some of those decisions were shocking, to say the least, but there’s nothing more he can do.

The referees have been extremely incompetent this season and hopefully these things are an eye-opener for them that they cannot keep doing this.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have reached an agreement to sign a left-back, according to his agent.