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Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch gave a passionate, fascinating and detailed interview on his coaching philosophy after the club's dramatic win against Wolves on Friday night – and fans are massively impressed.
Despite defeats against Leicester and Aston Villa in his opening two games, the 48-year-old American has enjoyed some early success after he was appointed as head coach following the controversial departure of Marcelo Bielsa.
On Sunday, the Whites managed to pick up a crucial win against Norwich and then last night's incredible comeback to win 3-2 helped boost their bid for Premier League survival. Here is that astonishing last gasp winner from full-back Luke Ayling.
You couldn't write this! 🤯— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 18, 2022
Leeds have completed a remarkable second-half comeback from 2-0 down 😱
Luke Ayling grabs the winner in the 91st minute 😲 pic.twitter.com/seaEYKs78a
After the full-time whistle, Sky Sports managed to grab Marsch for a few minutes to discuss the events at Molineux, where goals from Jack Harrison, Rodrigo and Ayling cancelled out first-half strikes from Jonny and Francisco Trincao to seal all three points.
He spoke about his coaching philsophy, avoiding relegation and the decision to not play Kalvin Phillips.
This is really impressive stuff.
Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch gave a fascinating interview on his coaching philosophy following his side's remarkable second-half comeback 👏 pic.twitter.com/0YfkdKWf65— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 18, 2022
Marsh said: “I don’t care what happens with the other teams. We have to focus on ourselves. And the more that we can control what we can control, then the more we can put good performances together and that’s the way to collect points.
“That’s what I said to the team a week ago. I said ‘I don’t want us to survive, I want us to thrive in the moment.'
“So, we’re starting to see that. It comes from accessing the courage of these young men and the quality they have as young men.”
After that impressive interview with Sky, the former RB Leipzig coach also fired shots back at the media with a comment on his accent
"None of them have made fun out of my accent like some of you (media)," he said in his post-match press conference. "They had a coach who worked really well with them. They could have had a lot of issue but they have committed themselves."
"From day one [the players] accepted me. None of them made fun of my accent, unlike some of you..." 👀— Hayters TV (@HaytersTV) March 19, 2022
Jesse Marsch firing shots back at the media 😅 pic.twitter.com/Rmn9c8TrNZ
In fact, Marsch quickly played down potential issues surrounding his accent in his first interview with the club's media.
“I have a lot to prove to our fanbase that I’m the right guy to follow such a hero like Marcelo Bielsa,” he said.
“But I think the key is that when they see the team play and if the team plays with passion, and they play with heart, and they give everything they have, and that they show that they’re also intelligent, clear with the playing model, and they’re aggressive.
"...then I think normally the fans will tolerate the coach even if they don’t like his accent or if he’s not as popular as the previous coach.
“Over time, I found that I’ve always had an incredibly passionate and well-connected relationship with the fanbases everywhere I’ve gone.”
Jesse Marsch succeeding in England after all the snobbery and jokes is something we all really do love to see 👏🏼— Dylan Walsh (@dylanwalsh_) March 18, 2022
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