Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch has been told to keep quiet amid his recent interviews during the World Cup break.
The Whites went into the World Cup break having been on the end of a disappointing 4-3 defeat away to Tottenham Hotspur which saw Marsch’s men take the lead three times.
And the league table does not make for great reading with the Yorkshire club slumped towards the bottom end with a relegation scrap looking likely to be on their hands again this season.
Leeds did manage to pick up two big wins in the league in the lead-up to the break, however, McGilligan has urged the American to do less talking off the pitch and allow the football to do the talking:
(3:55) “Jesse did an interview with Tim Howard. And I was watching it the other day. And it’s really hard not to think to yourself, stop talking.
“You know, because it’s difficult to get away from the fact that Leeds are in a little bit of a perilous position at the minute. We’ve got three games coming up, which are very, very difficult.”
“I think I’m just getting the vibe with Jesse at the minute that with everything that’s going on it Leeds our sort of position where we’re two points off the bottom we’ve got, you know, we’ve got really tough games coming up, less talk more action.”
TIF Thoughts on McGilligan’s comments…
We do agree with McGilligan to an extent here as it does feel as if Marsch has been partaking in a lot of interviews during the international break.
Do you have confidence in Jesse Marsch?
And although there is not necessarily an issue with that, it is apparent he is doing a lot of talking which McGilligan does not feel the Whites have backed up already this season.
Given they have just four wins to their name in their opening 14 league games, it does feel as if Marsch and his side need to back these comments up with some good results to pull them away from the foot end of the table.