After the narrow in loss in his first game in charge of the Whites against Leicester City, Marsch called on his team and had a huddle in the middle of the King Power the pitch, raising eyebrows.


Huddles are viewed by some as something more often seen in American sports than in European football and Marsch’s huddle was criticised.



Marsch insists that the decision to do a huddle was a spontaneous one and his motivation for doing so was because he is afforded the luxury to do it in England.


The Whites boss described the discussion around the huddle as ridiculous, insisting that communicating with his players immediately was his priority at that moment.



“Yes [it was spontaneous], I’ve done that partly because after the game in Germany and Austria it’s almost impossible to have the players after the match because media come straight away”, Marsch said in a press conference ahead of the game against Aston Villa about the huddle.


“Frankly hilarious and ridiculous the conversation around it.



“I thought the immediate feedback in that situation was important.”


The Whites face the Villans on Thursday and Marsch will be hoping he is able to enjoy a first victory of his Leeds spell as the Whites scrap to avoid relegation.