The Football Association has given Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch a one-game touchline suspension for his actions during his team’s loss to Brentford.
When Leeds was refused a penalty on September 3, the American became enraged.
After asking referee Robert Jones to use the monitor to review an Aaron Hickey challenge on Leeds winger Crysencio Summerville, Marsch was dismissed from the game.
Marsch will serve his suspension during his team’s subsequent game. He has also been fined £10,000.
After the international break, Leeds’ next Premier League match is on October 2 against Aston Villa at Elland Road.
Marsch, who took over as Leeds manager from Marcelo Bielsa in February, received a yellow card for furiously slamming the ball down during the Whites’ loss to Brighton the week prior. He later said he “deserved” the card.
The FA suspended Jesse Marsch, Why?
Jesse Marsch, the manager of Leeds United, was punished for his behavior in the Premier League with a £10,000 fine and a one-match touchline suspension.
Marsh was dismissed during Leeds United’s 5-2 loss to Brentford, and the FA has now confirmed that he has received a fine and a suspension. Aaron Hickey’s challenge of Crysencio Summerville did not result in a penalty, which incensed Marsch.
The Leeds manager begged referee Robert Jones to review the collision, but his irate protestations led to a red card.
“Leeds United FC’s Jesse Marsch has been fined £10,000 and suspended from the touchline for their next fixture following a breach of FA Rule E3 that happened at their match against Brentford FC in the Premier League on Saturday 3 September 2022,” read an FA statement.
“The manager admitted that his language and behaviour during the 64th minute of that game was improper. An independent Regulatory Commission subsequently imposed his sanctions.”
Leeds’ following match is not until after the impending international break, therefore Marsch will have to watch it from the stands. Due to circumstances surrounding the Queen’s funeral, the team’s next match against Manchester United has been rescheduled.
On October 2, Marsch’s team will play Aston Villa at Elland Road in the Premier League.
Jesse Alan Marsch, an American professional soccer coach and former player, was born on November 8, 1973. He now serves as Leeds United’s head coach in the Premier League.
Marsch was a midfielder in Major League Soccer (MLS) for 14 seasons with D.C. United, Chicago Fire, and Chivas USA. During that time, he won three league championships, four U.S. Open Cup crowns, and two caps for the American national team.
Marsch ended his playing career in 2010 and transitioned into coaching, first acting as Bob Bradley’s assistant with the U.S. national team as they advanced to the round of 16 at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. After the Montreal Impact joined the Major League Soccer in 2012, he was appointed as the team’s first head coach.
Marsch was hired as the head coach of the New York Red Bulls in 2015 and served in that capacity until the first half of the 2018 Major League Soccer season. Prior to that, he spent a year serving as the assistant coach for his alma mater, the Princeton Tigers. The Red Bulls won the Supporters’ Shield in Marsch’s debut season as head coach, and he was voted MLS Coach of the Year.
Marsch currently maintains the franchise record for most victories by a coach.
Marsch was hired as Ralf Rangnick’s assistant coach at the German Bundesliga team RB Leipzig in 2018. The team finished third in the league, finished second in the German Cup, and participated in the UEFA Europa League.
Marsch took over as Red Bull Salzburg’s coach in the Austrian Bundesliga after Marco Rose stepped down. During that time, Salzburg made back-to-back appearances in the Champions League group stage, which was a first for the club.
He left by mutual consent in December and took the club coaching position at RB Leipzig for the 2021–22 campaign. In February, he joined Leeds United.