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Phil Hay says some club figures were “not impressed” by Jesse Marsch’s coaching

The Athletic writer Phil Hay reveals that some people at the club were not impressed by Jesse Marsch’s training sessions.

This comes off the back of a very lackluster season at Leeds United, where the team has not been able to click. Despite adding big money signings last summer, the club failed to deliver any results to justify the money spent. Jesse Marsch was sacked just after the World Cup break after a poor run of form.

Javi Gracia replaced Marsch, and was sacked just a week ago. Hay reveals what was going on at the club over the past few months (via The Athletic):

“While the squad was redesigned in the image of Marsch, the coach demonstrated little evidence to say he had the ability to make the best of it. Behind the scenes, concerns developed. His backroom staff lacked top-level experience and Leeds were particularly concerned by this after first-team coach Mark Jackson left the club for MK Dons.”

“The Athletic has been told that some within the club, who wished not to be named when speaking without permission, were not impressed by the quality of the team’s physical preparation or training sessions, with the drills, in the view of these people, excessively predicated around recovery of the ball rather than educating players in what to do once Leeds had possession.”

Leeds have three games left to secure their Premier League status for next season.

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