Leeds United to sack Jesse Marsch with Elland Road 'catastrophe' on the cards - Sky Sports pundit

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Jesse Marsch’s job at Leeds United is safe unless there’s a “catastrophe” against Bournemouth on Saturday, according to Paul Robinson.

Leeds moved out of the Premier League’s relegation zone with a shock 2-1 win away at Liverpool last week but their upcoming game against the struggling Cherries is a much bigger game.

Bournemouth’s good form has fizzled out and they’re widely expected to be in the mix for relegation this term and Leeds have so far struggled against the Premier League’s weaker sides in the last couple of months.

Marsch has been under immense pressure at Elland Road and even with the win over Liverpool, the Sunday Mirror reported in their print edition on 30 October (page 77) that it’s “only a matter of time before the board pull the trigger” and sack the American.

Robinson, however, feels that Marsch is safe until after the World Cup now – unless something ridiculous happens against Bournemouth in front of the home fans on Saturday.

In all honesty, I think he’s bought himself time,” said Robinson to MOT Leeds News. “It was a fantastic result when his back was up against the wall.

“He’s an infectious character. There’s a lot to work on but his infectiousness and his passion are great.

From a Leeds point of view, they had a fantastic result against Chelsea and did the same against Liverpool and played really well against Arsenal but didn’t get a result there.

Can he get the same performance out of the players against lesser opposition? That’s the big question.

He pulled off an unbelievable result [against Liverpool] and now, going into that game against Bournemouth is huge because his job is on the line.

If it was a different result and they lost at Anfield and then it was another loss against Bournemouth. I think he’d have been gone before the World Cup.

“But now because he’s got a win at Liverpool, regardless of what happens at Bournemouth unless it’s a catastrophe, he keeps his job going into the break with the next game against Spurs away.”

In other Leeds United news, a European club has confirmed they’ll be doing an official farewell for a player who’s been signed by the Whites.