Leeds warned of Jesse Marsch ‘risk’ of relegation as Marcelo Bielsa tears up in emotional farewell message to players


Leeds have been warned of the risks of appointing Jesse Marsch as Marcelo Bielsa’s replacement.

The Argentine parted ways with the Premier League club on Sunday and was quickly replaced by the American.

The 4-0 loss to Tottenham was the end of the road for Bielsa
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This followed a series of dismal results which dragged them into the relegation battle with their top-flight status under serious threat.

Bielsa reportedly said an emotional goodbye to Leeds and there were a lot of tears.

He will forever be seen as a hero to the club after promoting them to the Premier League after a 16-year exile.

It is now up to the American Marsch to maintain them with 12 games to play.

The 48-year-old’s experience came as an assistant with the United States national team, before going on to coach the Montreal Impact, New York Red Bulls, Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig .

Leeds warned of Jesse Marsch 'risk' of relegation as Marcelo Bielsa tears up in emotional farewell message to players
Marsch will be responsible for keeping Leeds in the Premier League
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Former Charlton, Tottenham and Sunderland striker Darren Bent feels it’s a huge risk to appoint someone who already has Premier League experience.

He said: “I give them as much hope as when Bielsa was in charge. He instilled in them the style of football he played, which will take a long time to change.

“Look at Crystal Palace under Roy Hodgson, they used to play the same way and while we probably all agree that watching Palace this season under Patrick Vieira has been better, they are not better in terms points than last season.

“I think it’s a risk. If they go for someone who has Premier League experience, has been a top manager and has the pedigree to get into the toughest league in the world and turn things around when a team is in a tailspin , much like Roy Hodgson at Watford, then you’ll go “okay”.

“He’s managed in MLS, the Austrian Bundesliga, so it’s a risk. It’s not big, big national leagues and not the powerhouses of world football.

“It’s going to be interesting but I think the hangover will be there for a while.”

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