Leeds to keep faith with under-fire Jesse Marsch

Jesse Marsch is SAFE as Leeds boss as the club have no plans to sack him before the Liverpool game on Saturday… the owners are concerned with their recent form but are willing to give the under-fire American time to turn it around

  • The Leeds boss has been given a stay of execution amid their poor form
  • The board are determined to do all they can to help the American turn it around
  • Leeds are now in the relegation zone of the Premier League after another defeat
  • They have lost their last four after falling to a 3-2 loss to Fulham on Sunday

Jesse Marsch has been given a stay of execution at Leeds United but is under increasing pressure to drag the club out of the bottom three of the Premier League.

It is understood there are no plans to sack Leeds’s American manager before he takes his team to Liverpool on Saturday night.

The club’s owners are concerned about a run of eight games without a win in the league but want to give Marsch time to arrest the slide. With a pause in the season only four games away to enable the winter World Cup to take place, though, the 48-year-old must bring about an improvement in the short term if he is to survive.

Leeds manager Jesse Marsch is under pressure at Leeds amid the side’s poor league form

Leeds have now lost four Premier League games in a row and have dropped into bottom three

The home game against Bournemouth a week on Saturday already feels pivotal.

Leeds lost 3-2 at home to Fulham on Sunday, a defeat that took Marsch’s team in to the relegation zone and prompted a furious backlash from supporters. With the Elland Road board also taking stick from the stands, chairman and majority shareholder Andrea Radrizzani knows things must change soon.

But Leeds sources revealed the mood yesterday to be one of determination to give Marsch whatever tools he needs to bring about a change. Those conversations are ongoing.

Leeds lost to Fulham on Sunday and have picked up just two points in their last eight games

The club are understood to be keeping faith with American Marsch, but results must improve

Director of football Victor Orta spent months preparing for Marsch to succeed Marcelo Bielsa, who was sacked in March, and it is a succession nobody at Leeds wants to give up on just yet.

Marsch himself is frustrated about the way things have gone since his team beat Chelsea 3-0 at home in August. He knows his position will become untenable if results do not change soon.

If Leeds are forced to make a managerial change in the coming weeks, they are reluctant to go for a survival expert such as former Burnley manager Sean Dyche.

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