Tom Clark defends Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch after media scrutiny
Football.London journalist Tom Clark has taken to Twitter to defend Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch following the criticism the former RB Leipzig boss has faced since taking charge at Elland Road.
The American has on several occasions been compared to the fictional sports coach Ted Lasso by the English media.
Clark, West Ham correspondent for Football.London, urged the media to let the Whites boss get on with his job after Marsch took a swipe at the stereotype.
He said: “Good on him. Heard Nigel Reo-Coker call him Ted Lasso on the radio for no reason at all.
“Obviously, his accent had nothing to do with his ability to do the job, just let him get on with it.”
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It is no surprise to see the English media act this way. Of course, it isn’t all of them but a lot of them do like to poke fun at anyone who is different for their own benefit.
We haven’t had a huge amount of Americans come over to Europe, especially England, and make waves at the highest level which has obviously led to some prejudices against Marsch.
He initially took the comments very well when he first started, probably not wanting to rock the boat so soon into his tenure at Leeds but his shots fired back at the media suggests it did irk the 48-year-old.
The former RB Salzburg boss will undoubtedly shut the media up once he gets fully up and running with this group of players.
There have been some signs of improvement with Friday’s second half fightback against Wolves a great example of the impact he is having on this Whites squad.
Nobody will be comparing him to Lasso once he inevitably stamps his mark on this team.
In other Leeds United news, Jamie Carragher destroys two Leeds United players in the first half v Wolves.