Leeds United relieved manager Jesse Marsch of his role on Monday. The American only took over at Elland Road on Feb. 28 in 2022. After escaping relegation a season ago, Leeds is back towards the bottom of the table after 21 games played. Leeds released a statement on the sacking.
Leeds sits in 17th, only ahead of Everton in 18th based on goal difference. The club is winless since the World Cup in league play. Four losses and three draws since a win over Bournemouth before the World Cup sank the club from 12th to 17th.
Most recently, Leeds lost a close contest to Nottingham Forest. Despite amassing more of the chances, the game served as a sample of how much of the season has gone. Leeds has just four wins this season, so far. That is joint-lowest in the league with the three clubs in the relegation zone. The club’s current winless run is its second this season of at least seven games.
Inconsistency is rampant throughout the Leeds’s season. One week, it defeats Liverpool at Anfield with a dramatic goal at the death. Of course, that comes off the back of four-straight losses by just five goals combined. Leeds is an exciting team for neutrals, but a stressful one for supporters.
Now, it is without a manager. The American contingent at the club now remains with Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and new acquisition Weston McKennie. Leeds is now on the hunt for a new head coach.
Jesse Marsch sacked by Leeds after poor form
After the loss at Forest, Leeds supporters were calling for Marsch’s firing. They did the same last season when it looked all but certain that Leeds would sink down to the Championship.
Marsch escaped the drop then. He could not escape the axe this time.
Leeds is yet to name a replacement for Marsch. However, reports say rehiring Marcelo Bielsa is highly unlikely. Instead, one name floating around the rumors is Carlos Corberán. The current West Bromwich Albion manager formerly coached the Leeds United U23 side. At West Brom, Corberán helped the club get from 16th to sixth. After his takeover, the Baggies have 10 wins and three losses in league play.
However, those are just rumors. Any incoming manager would have to face Manchester United in back-to-back games, as those are next up in league play for The Whites.
Opening other doors for Marsch
Jesse Marsch is out of a job, but some American supporters may hope that is not for long. There is a coaching opening at the United States Men’s National Team. Already familiar with many of the American players, namely Adams, Aaronson and McKennie, Marsch is one of the more talented coaches to hail from the United States, despite his recent records at Leeds and RB Leipzig.
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