New Leeds coach Jesse Marsch revealed that he has the utmost respect for Marcelo Bielsa but he is very different as a person and coach. He was full of praise for Bielsa but believes he will not follow the same training methods as his predecessor. Marsch revealed that he is fully focused on keeping the club in the Premier League.
“I’ve followed living legends everywhere I’ve been,” new Leeds coach Jesse Marsch said. “[It’s about] being secure with the fact that the predecessors did a lot of good things well. Marcelo changed the mentality of the club and the team. He created a winning, successful mentality here. It’s about understanding the things he did well. But I don’t have to be Marcelo Bielsa. It’s more important to be me and provide what this team needs to continue to grow. I’ve said I’ve followed Marcelo’s career and watched him closely and respect and learned from things that he’s done. I am different, I am my own person and I have my own ways.”
“In all moments, I will always be respectful of what has happened in the last three and a half years because of the accomplishments and because of the type of coach Marcelo is. But I can say that even talking to Victor Orta, he thought I was the right type of person,” he added. “Clearly the adjustment of tactics is number one – making it clear to what our playing style is going forward and implementing it on the pitch. There’s excitement about the opportunity to try new things.”