By Craig Scott

3rd Aug, 2022 | 6:40pm

Rene Maric sends message to Andrea Radrizzani after Leeds United official statement

Rene Maric has thanked Andrea Radrizzani, Victor Orta and Jesse Marsch after he joined the coaching staff at Leeds United last week.

On 30 July, Leeds confirmed via their official website that Maric has joined the Whites as Marsch’s new assistant head coach.

The 29-year-old has previously worked at Red Bull Salzburg, Borussia Monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund but he can’t wait to get up and running with the Yorkshire giants at Elland Road.

Great feeling to finally start at Leeds! Very grateful to Jesse Marsch, Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta for offering me such a chance at a club with great environment, fans, people and history.

“The first impressions are amazing, Elland Road feels great.

“Side before self — every time!”

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Welcome, Rene

Even though he’s quite a young coach at the age of 29, Maric has a good CV.

He’s worked closely with Marco Rose in Austria and Germany while there are also obvious Red Bull links with Marsch from his time in Salzburg.

Maric has been at some big clubs and that will no doubt prepare him well for life at Leeds.

But how will the experienced members of the dressing room take to being told what to do by a coach who’s younger than them?

Can Maric effectively coach the likes of Rodrigo, Liam Cooper, Adam Forshaw, Stuart Dallas and Luke Ayling?

We’re sure he can but it’s an interesting dynamic and one that these players could be quite unfamiliar with.

Leeds have had some younger members of their coaching staff over the years but none of them have held such a high position as assistant manager.

Marsch has done a lot of tinkering to his backroom staff since taking charge at Leeds but hopefully that’ll be it now because he’d have no doubt wanted Maric in a lot earlier than this.

In other Leeds United news, the club wants to sign this “phenomenal” former Premier League forward who’s potentially keen on the move.