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Wright-Phillips hails Leeds boss Marsch: My favourite manager

Former Manchester City striker Bradley Wright-Phillips has recalled playing for Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch a New York Red Bulls.

Wright-Phillips has hailed him as his "favourite manager".

"Jesse is my favourite manager I had," Wright-Phillips told MLS Soccer. "I had coaches who liked me, but I never had a manager before him who taught me how to play well. Just the way he spoke to me, even the first phone call. He told me he wanted me to be a leader, but I wasn't that kind of person, I'm more of a soldier. Tell me what to do and I'll get it done. He said no, you have to change that. That responsibility really helped me."

Another former player of the Red Bulls, Sacha Kljestan, also spoke about Marsch. He revealed that his first impression of the American is that he was 'crazy', as Marsch discussed tactics with him over breakfast.

"I'm still all jetlagged, but at breakfast he pulls me over and he's drawing on a piece of paper how we're going to play and how we're going to press," Kljestan said.

"He's explaining it to me, how our outside backs will press their outside backs. No one ever pressed that way. I was like: 'This guy is f--king crazy.'"


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