By Saikat Mandal

24th Oct, 2022 | 2:10pm

Leeds United must get rid of Marcelo Bielsa hangover as Jesse Marsch struggles

Leeds United suffered yet another defeat, and the pressure is mounting on Jesse Marsch. 

The Whites suffered a 3-2 defeat against Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday (23 October), and the fans have voiced their frustration. 

With six defeats in the last eight games and no win since August, Marsch is feeling the heat. 

Luke Edwards said on BBC Sport Football Daily (23 October) that Marsch could come in for a “nasty shock”. 

There is also a feeling that Leeds cannot get rid of Marcelo Bielsa’s hangover. 

Leeds overachieved under Bielsa for a long period of time purely because of the genius of the Argentine. He is the hero and the legend at the club. 

Marsch will always be judged in context with Bielsa. After a poor start to the season, people might question that is he doing any better. 

Marsch took charge of a club that was languishing toward the relegation zone. And here again, Leeds find themselves in a similar territory once more. 

In between, they had one hell of a summer transfer window, where they lost two key players and brought in a host of new faces. 

The early excitement are all gone, and the club find themselves in the same doldrum. They face the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and West Ham in quick succession and there is a high possibility that Leeds could be in deep trouble if they don’t pick up points from those games. 

That doesn’t mean that Marsch should be kept irrespective of the results, but somewhere the legacy of Bielsa can’t be ignored. 

Probably, Leeds need to get over this hangover, and then only can lurch in the fresh direction.

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