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Jesse Marsch appears to be settled at new club as he hails ‘fantastic’ people in Leeds

Jesse Marsch, Leeds United, March 2022.

New Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch appears to have settled at his new club, as he hailed “fantastic” people of the city in a recent interview.

Marsch joined Leeds at a tough time. Indeed, the side had lost four games on the spin, and shipped 17 goals during those games.

What’s more, the American coach took over following the sacking of beloved coach Marcelo Bielsa. As such, it appeared an uphill task to get Leeds supporters onside.

However, he will already have started to do that, thanks to his first few games in charge. While it took a couple of games to get up to speed, Marsch managed to get the Whites back to winning ways.

His side beat Norwich City 2-1, thanks to a last-gasp goal from substiute Joe Gelhardt, in an inspired change. The Whites then came back from 2-0 down to beat eighth-placed Wolves away from home the following game.

Those wins can do nothing but good for the manager’s stock with the fans. Furthermore, Marsch seems to be loving his time in West Yorkshire.

“In Leeds, the people here are fantastic. They are humble, they are hardworking, they are friendly, they are kind,” he told SiriusXM.

“And they have a chip on their shoulder, they do. Also with the club.

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“And this is me. I have a chip on my shoulder, right? I like it a lot better when people are talking poorly about me than when they are talking kindly.”

Clearly, Marsch is thriving in his new role, and is enjoying the support of those around him.

Marsch still has big task ahead

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch on the touchline during the Premier League match at Elland Road,

While Marsch has inspired a couple of Leeds wins, there is still a long way to go. The Whites have extended the gap to the drop zone to seven points, but the teams below all have at least one game in hand over them.

In the eight games until the end of the season Leeds will have to put together a few more big results.

That could still be a difficult task though, given the teams they have to face during that run.

Leeds have games against three of the top-four sides in the league still to play, in Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal. What’s more, they play City and Arsenal back-to-back.

They will have to perform at the peak of their powers to get something from their remaining games.

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