Former German football Stefan Effenberg has sent something of a warning to Leeds United over Jesse Marsch, having watched the American coach at RB Leipzig.
Marsch was appointed as Marcelo Bielsa’s replacement earlier this week following the Argentine’s sacking, amid a poor run of form and relegation fears.
The hope is that the American manager can galvanise the Leeds squad for the remainder of the season and get them out of the relegation battle they have been dragged into.
Marsch arrives at Elland Road with a decent reputation, having established himself as one of the hottest emerging young coaches in the game during his time in charge of RB Salzburg.
It was that, and comparisons to Julian Nagelsmann, that saw him get the RB Leipzig job in July last year, but his time in charge of the German side would not go well.
That saw his reputation take a serious hit, and Effenberg was one of those who was not impressed by the Leeds boss.
“The balance wasn’t right; they played forward come hell or high water without taking into account the strengths of our own personnel, the score, or the opponent’s style of play,” he told Sport Buzzer.
“Chasing the ball is a good tool, but not the only one a top team needs in a wide variety of demands and situations.
“In November, December, I thought this could go really badly for Leipzig, and there might be a sell-out of stars in the summer.”