Jesse Marsch hints at Leeds plans for summer transfer window

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch has outlined his lofty goals for the club, which he hopes to achieve during his tenure at the helm.

The Whites were headed for Premier League relegation when he took over from club legend Marcelo Bielsa in February.

Since then, the former RB Leipzig manager has changed the atmosphere at Elland Road, and the club now sits comfortably in 16th place, eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Speaking to BBC Sport West Yorkshire Marsch said: “What does success mean? I don’t do this without the end goal in mind and I don’t mind saying we want to win trophies.

“This was a big thing in Germany. You’re not supposed to say that. Because you’re only setting yourselves up for failure. But come on, man, this is this job. This business is about dreaming big and pushing every day to try to achieve those goals.”

“I want this club to be everything it deserves to be,” he added. “I want this club to day by day, year by year, see if we can climb the ladder a little bit and establish ourselves more and more and more. I know how important it was for the club to get back to the Premier League and certainly, our focus right now is to maintain our ability to stay in this league.

“And then, in the summer we really have to think ‘okay, how do we implement a plan that can help us stage by stage, step by step, get bigger and bigger and better and better.”

At first, Marsch’s tenure in charge of the Whites looked bleak, but the longer he has been in charge, the better things have gotten.

They now appear to be a much more competitive team than they were in the final few games under Bielsa.

There is no doubt that hiring the American coach was the right choice for the club going forward.

Speaking to the media, he is upbeat and inspiring, which makes it difficult not to believe in his vision for the Whites’ players’ future.

In the summer, this team desperately needs reinforcements, and hopefully the new manager will get the support he needs from the Leeds owners.