Marsch took the reins at Elland Road in late February, his first job in English football, tasked with ensuring Leeds’ survival in the top flight.


Having seen his side lose their first two games on his watch, the American has since managed to lead the Whites to back-to-back wins in the league, and build a seven-point cushion over the drop zone in the process.



Ex-Leeds star Prutton is impressed with the way Marsch has dealt with his new job, and hailed him for the classy manner in which he has handled his start to life as a Premier League boss, looking to lead his side to safety.


Prutton stressed that Marsch, despite lacking in experience of managing in the English top flight, has opened his eyes to coaching across the globe and is well aware of the challenges and expectations of managing a club like Leeds.



“He [Marsch] is a bright fella, an intelligent and articulate man and he will know exactly what people make culturally to an American coach in the Premier League”, Prutton wrote in his Yorkshire Evening Post column.


“He’s not stupid and he’s opened his eyes to coaching around the world so we are looking at a man who knows what his job is, what the expectations are and also what the potential pitfalls are.



“From Leeds’ point of view, the thing that will garner him patience and good favour is results and, after that, seeing what he does with the side when it comes to the way they play.


“There are shades of Marcelo Bielsa.


“But Jesse is also going to come in and do his own thing which is absolutely right and, from what I have seen, heard and read, he has dealt with everything in a very classy way so far.”


Leeds are set to return to Premier League action at the weekend when they host Southampton at Elland Road.