By Dan Plumley

26th Oct, 2022 | 8:10am

Finance Expert shares verdict on Leeds United ownership as Jesse Marsch faces sack

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Dan Plumley has insisted that there would be naivety if the 49ers Enterprises wouldn’t be consulted by Leeds United on big decisions such as the possible sacking of Jesse Marsch.

The Finance Expert admitted that the final call will lie with Andrea Radrizzani, with the priority going to be staying in the Premier League beyond this season.

Plumley pointed out that there will be implications on the ownership structure should Leeds be relegated, making this decision even more important at Elland Road.

“I think we’re naive if we think the 49ers wouldn’t be consulted on these decisions,” he exclusively told MOT Leeds News.

“That is where we’re at with Leeds United at the minute, you would imagine that the majority shareholder gets the final decision, so it’s not an easy decision as there is a lot locked into this one.

“It steps away from what is happening off the pitch as you have the tie-in and the fact that they went for that manager in the first place. Again, it’s ultimately going to be Radrizzani’s call, and the pressure on the call is relegation versus survival, and that has implications for the ownership structure as well because the benefits of that ownership tie-in are better realised with Leeds United as a Premier League club.

“Irrespective of the person in charge, what will drive that decision is are they going to stay in the Premier League? That has to be the priority.”

Not one man is bigger than Leeds, and the priority is always survival.

Currently, in our third season of Premier League football, the financial implications of dropping out can be catastrophic and that cannot be allowed to happen.

The 49ers have huge plans to extend Elland Road and build new training facilities, and that doesn’t happen if the Whites drop into the Championship.

All eyes are on the board.

In other Leeds United news, Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta have started scanning the market for potential upgrades on Jesse Marsch at Elland Road