New Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch has officially confirmed his backroom team ahead of the Whites’ Premier League clash with Leicester City.
The Lowdown: Marsch prepares for Leeds bow
The American became Leeds’ new boss earlier this week, replacing Marcelo Bielsa after his emotional sacking last weekend.
Marsch has little time to grow into his new job, with the Whites finding themselves in a Premier League relegation battle with 12 matches remaining.
Leicester make the trip to Elland Road on Saturday lunchtime, with Leeds desperately hoping a new manager bounce comes their way.
The Latest: Backroom team confirmed
There were plenty of rumours this week surrounding Cameron Toshack joining as an assistant coach, and Marsch’s full set-up has now been revealed.
On Thursday, the club’s official website confirmed that Marsch’s new backroom team is complete.
Franz Schiemer joins after being the 48-year-old’s Assistant Head Coach at RB Salzburg, while former Swansea City coach Toshack also comes in.
Meanwhile, Leeds Under-23s head coach Mark Jackson moves up to first-team level, having impressed in his previous role.
The Verdict: All set…
This is another step in the right direction for Marsch, who needs to have everyone pulling in the same direction ahead of a pivotal period in Leeds’ season.
He and his backroom team need to hit the ground running as much as the players, implementing their methods and ensuring a return to the Championship doesn’t happen.
For Jackson, it is a particularly heartwarming piece of news, having impressed so much with the U23s and proving to be a popular figure at Elland Road.
In other news, Phil Hay has confirmed one Leeds departure. Read more here.
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