Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch hails ‘inspiring’ Ange Postecoglou

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch has revealed his admiration for Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou, after seeing the love for him first hand as the Yorkshire outfit are currently in Australia on a pre-season tour. Being a like-minded individual, Marsch has enjoyed watching Ange and his Celtic side in action after a League and Cup double win last year.

During his pre-match press conference Down Under in Brisbane, the American was asked about Ange and his exploits. He answered: “I’m a big admirer of Ange. I think the work he has done here (in Australia), in Japan and then in Scotland has been really, really good. What a great first year he had with Celtic”, as reported by Scottish Sun.

He said: “So, I love seeing people challenge themselves, have clear ideas and have teams that play in a very distinct manner and then stay to their identity they want to present. Wherever you’re from, whatever style you have, if you can have an identity, I think that is inspiring.”

Marsch may even understand himself what it’s like to be an underdog and disrespected as a result of being outside of the European football scene. The Leeds boss had to work hard in various roles as assistant coach before he was eventually entrusted the responsibility of managing on his own. This was most likely down to him being from the United States where football or “soccer” is not the most popular sport.

IMAGO / GEPA pictures SOCCER – Rapid vs Celtic, VIENNA,AUSTRIA,09.JULY. Photo Philipp Brem

Nevertheless, he, just like Ange has forged his own path in the game and sticks to his abiding principles on how the game should be played. His RB Salzburg side were a breath of fresh air just like Postecoglou’s Celtic last season. Celtic will be hoping to replicate the feat of competing consistently in the Champions League group stage moving forward as Ange evolves this team.

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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