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Jesse Marsch’s first Leeds United press conference

Jesse Marsch sat down for his first press conference after being announced as Leeds United manager. Marsch signed the deal lasting until June 2025, today his backroom staff was announced consisting of Franz Schiemer having previously worked with Marsch as his Assistant Head Coach at Red Bull Salzburg. Leeds u23s head coach Mark Jackson will make the step up to the first team following an impressive campaign in the PL2 this season. 

Marsch spoke highly of Jackson despite only just meeting the former academy coach. 

“I’ve only been here 2 days and it’s like we’ve known each other years, Jacko is an amazing guy.

Marsch is delighted to have joined such a prestigious club however he was quick to acknowledge the impact former manager, Marcelo Bielsa has left on the club. 

“I will always be respectful of what has happened at the club over the past 3 and a half years.

“I didn’t want to see Marcelo go out like this, I wanted to see him continue his legacy and keep the team up.

Marsch has a big task on his hands as the Whites are just 2 points from safety with 12 games to go however the former Leipzig manager is up for the challenge.

 “We know we don’t have a lot of time, we have to find success quickly

Touching on his strategy to keep Leeds United a Premier League club by next season Marsch outlines his philosophy for success.

“Fear to fail equals failure, the way we play is fearless. We have to tap into this fearlessness, the way we play is making mistakes isnt a bad thing as long we are aggressive in winning the ball back.

Marsch’ first game in charge will be a visit to the King Power stadium on Saturday. He’s hoping to get the Whites back to winning ways away at Leicester after four successive defeats.

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