‘I hate the stress’ – Jesse Marsch opens up ‘awful’ anguish that comes with managing Leeds in the Premier League with Whites just two points above relegation zone

    Jesse Marsch has admitted that he ‘hates the stress’ that comes with managing in the Premier League with Leeds.

    The English top flight is the most viewed in world football and the glare of the watching world can certainly take its toll when it comes to grinding out results week after week.

    Marsch is feeling the pressure at Elland Road

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    Marsch is feeling the pressure at Elland Road

    Leeds are sitting in 14th spot in the table, just two points above the drop zone

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    Leeds are sitting in 14th spot in the table, just two points above the drop zone

    For Leeds, it’s been a decent season so far with the Whites currently sitting in 14th spot with 16 points from 16 games, a tally which puts them two points clear of the drop zone.

    Marsch’s role certainly isn’t under huge pressure as a result of the points tally picked up, but with just the drop zone just a couple of points away, it’s clear that there’s no time for taking his foot off the gas, even if the pressure is starting to get to him.

    Speaking to the media, Marsch said: “It is always stressful.

    “It’s like I hate my job, but I have to keep going. I try to enjoy the moment and to be there for the team for what they need, but I hate the stress.

    “The enjoyment is the people, the players, the relationships we have. There is nothing better than standing in the box before the whistle – it is right where you want to be. 

    “But it’s also awful, it’s stressful beyond belief. And then, when what defines matches is such a fine margin of success and failure, it is not so easy to process.

    The Leeds boss has admitted the mental toll that the job is taking on him

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    The Leeds boss has admitted the mental toll that the job is taking on him

    Marsch added: “2022 has been a big challenge for me, a difficult year, but one that I’ve really enjoyed. I’m really thankful to be at this club. Inside the club and inside the team we are really unified.

    “For a manager, it can be lonely. But when you know you have people around you that are supportive, and that believe in the same things you believe in, you have solace in the fact that you’re going to get through this together.”

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