‘Rattled’ Marsch told to ‘grow up’ over media ‘bullsh*t’ with US ‘influence’ only reason he has Leeds job

Date published: Thursday 19th January 2023 2:42 - Joe Williams

Leeds boss Jesse Marsch folds his arms on the touchline

Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan thinks Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch is “rattled” after his rant over the English press and recent reports.

The Yorkshire side have been struggling this season with just four wins from their 18 Premier League matches to date with Marsch’s men just two points off the relegation zone.

There were reports during the week that some senior players at Leeds were turning against him but Marsch reacted angrily to those suggestions after his Leeds side beat Cardiff 5-2 in their FA Cup third round replay.

Marsch told talkSPORT: “There was some report out yesterday or something, honestly some bullsh*t about the fact that the players are against me.

“We are totally unified. This is the one thing about England, just report what is out there instead of worrying about getting information from the inside and all this bullsh*t.

“Even our players were p*ssed. The point is, we’re working really hard.”

But Jordan thinks Marsch has showed that he doesn’t have “the chops to do the job” after he hit out at the English press.

“I’m not sure where he thinks he’s come from because I’ve lived in America and some of the most divisive press is in America,” Jordan told talkSPORT.

“I don’t know why he has to pigeon hole it to be English press because it’s just as bad in America.

“He’s rattled and I don’t think he has the chops to do the job. I think Leeds are one manager and a change of ownership away from really kicking on again and I think that change of ownership will happen at the end of the season, if they stay in the Premier League.”

And Jordan went further by claiming Marsch is only in the job because of Leeds United’s American investors.

“I think he is only there because they have American influence in that boardroom as a result of the American investment, otherwise he probably wouldn’t have been in the conversation,” Jordan added.

“I think he’s OK, I don’t think he’s a great manager. In every dressing room, in every football club there will be people that are against him so for him to turn around and say ‘oh no everyone’s for me’ is a load of old rubbish.

“You’ve got to be able to handle the press and going full out like that shows more about him than it does the things he’s complaining about.

“It’s the territory, you’re a Premier League football manager in the most spotlighted league in world football. Grow up, push your chest out, get your team winning and the conversation will reduce.”

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