By Sean Fisher

18th Oct, 2022 | 6:40pm

Tim Sherwood: Jesse Marsch is 'over the top' at Leeds United and 'capable of winding anyone up'

Jesse Marsch’s dugout antics for Leeds United this season have infuriated former Aston Villa and Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood.

Marsch always provides a presence on the touchline for his Leeds United squad, whether it be barking instructions or simply providing motivation for his players.

The 48-year-old American definitely adopts a ‘hands-on’ approach to management, but his actions have split opinion and Sherwood is definitely not a fan.

Speaking on talkSPORT Breakfast (18 October) Sherwood, who last managed in the Premier League in 2015, said: “Jesse Marsch would wind me up.

“Just looking at him. Sometimes I look at him and think – if I’m in that other dugout…

When asked whether Marsch being American affected his opinion, Sherwood replied: “No it’s nothing to do with that. He’s over the top, it’s his bravado.

“I think he’s very clever. He plays to that Elland Road crowd and fanbase. He knows if he gets them onside and there’s a head of steam it’s very difficult for the home team.

“I think he’s capable of winding anyone up.”

Keep it up

Marsch’s arrival at Leeds was certainly not smooth. Replacing the beloved Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road was never going to be an easy task, but Marsch has slowly started to win over Leeds fans.

His displays of passion on the touchline definitely have played a part in that. Fans can openly see how much it means to Marsch and they can relate to that in the stands.

Sure, he’s not perfect, but he’s stuck to Leeds’ style of play and paid plenty of respect to the club’s traditions. Marsch never tried to replace or emulate Bielsa – he’s stuck to his blueprints and fans are starting to buy into it.

If rival fans and pundits are starting to not like Marsch’s dugout behaviour, then he should keep it up. It’s clearly a method that helps him instil energy in his side’s performances, and it also infuriates rival coaches and managers.

It’s the kind of thing that will get Elland Road on its feet, and in turn, it’s made the stadium into a fortress for the Whites. Arsenal are the only team to have beaten Leeds in Yorkshire this season, and even then the Gunners were extremely lucky to come away with all three points.

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