By Alex McLeish

8th Sep, 2022 | 4:33pm

Expert issues Jesse Marsch 'blame' claim after extended Leeds United ban news

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch cannot be blamed for losing his temper with officials last weekend.

That’s according to former Rangers and Scotland boss Alex McLeish, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Leeds manager’s antics.

The 48-year-old was shown a red card on Saturday (3 September) for protesting when his side were denied a penalty for a challenge on Crysencio Summerville.

The FA confirmed on Tuesday (6 September) that he had been hit with a charge for “improper” language/behaviour in west London.

The American could now be hit with a touchline ban and has until Friday (9 September) to respond to the governing body.

McLeish understands why Marsch reacted that way after experiencing similar situations during his time as a manager.

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“I have been through many exchanges like that as a manager,” McLeish told Football Insider’s Ben Wild.

“You feel decisions go against you and you obviously you are biased, you can be pedantic and complain about every little thing.

“There were man times when I was at Birmingham when you would play Arsenal and Man United and I felt we should have had penalties then they weren’t given.

“Then you see one of the top players from the opposition go down in the box quite easily and all of a sudden the referee is buying it and it is a penalty.

“I guess that was me being the smaller guy.

I know what Marsch was going through and with those decisions being made you don’t blame him.”

In other news, Kieran Maguire has claimed Leeds United are braced for a £150million blow after “huge” FFP news from Premier League HQ.