Leeds United fire Jesse Marsch after poor run of games

Leeds United confirmed last Monday that Jesse Marsch had been fired as manager following a string of disappointing performances. Leeds lost to fellow relegation contenders Nottingham Forest on Sunday, leaving them one spot above the bottom three in the Premier League.

During and after the game, Leeds fans yelled at Marsch in an effort to express their annoyance and demanded that the American manager quit. The Yorkshire club has only won four league games this year, and with one game remaining, it is tied for 18th place with Everton in terms of points. Marsch was named as Leeds’ head coach in February 2022, making him the third American to hold that position in England’s top league.

After the team suffered a string of poor performances that caused them to inch closer to relegation, he succeeded Marcelo Bielsa, who was beloved by Leeds supporters. Jesse Marsch’s last-minute victory at Brentford on the final day of the 2022–23 season saved the team from relegation. Despite this season’s spectacular victories over Chelsea and Liverpool, Leeds has struggled to maintain consistency and will have another fight to stay in the league.

Leeds United Statement on Jesse Marsch

 “Leeds United can confirm head coach Jesse Marsch has been relieved of his duties. Jesse joined the club in February 2022 and was instrumental in keeping the club in the Premier League on the final day of last season. Rene Maric, Cameron Toshack and Pierre Barrieu will also leave the club.

“We would like to thank Jesse and his backroom staff for their efforts and wish them well for the future. The process of appointing a new head coach is underway and we will continue to keep supporters up to date throughout the coming days.”

Rox and Ken discuss his firing and what coaching opportunities are next for him.

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