By Mark Smith

24th Oct, 2022 | 7:10am

Phil Hay has insisted that the pressure for a restart at Elland Road is starting to spill over for Leeds United after yet another defeat against Fulham.

The Whites crashed to a 3-2 defeat at home, which led to chants for Jesse Marsch and the board to be sacked and leave the club as things started to turn toxic once more.

Hay admitted that this season has already seen more trouble than the previous 2021-22 campaign, and the disillusionment spread between manager and players.

Writing in his latest piece for The Athletic, Hay shared the feeling coming from Elland Road as things really start to turn sour for everyone involved.

“Dodging relegation was a blessed relief in May but Leeds, through a summer of substantial change and specific recruitment, have conspired to put themselves in more trouble than they were this time last year,” he wrote.

“The rapport between their ownership and their fanbase declined in that time too and the disconnect grew wider as disillusionment spread beyond Marsch and his players. Leeds had it and lost it and now, with some urgency, the pressure for a reset is spilling over.”

Decision to be made.

Andrea Radrizzani was at Elland Road yesterday, and it was made very clear that he is a big part of the problem by the home crowd chanting.

Marsch was backed to some extent, but he was still left without a left back and another new striker, issues that have plagued this squad for years now, not just this summer.

Victor Orta must be blind, with the boardroom around him also spouting persistent nonsense about how the squad does not need that – rubbish.

The truth is, Leeds are running on a low-wage budget to those around them and you get nowhere without financial backing in this league, so the sooner the 49ers step in, the better.

Whether Marsch will be around when that happens is another story, with his tactics, team selection and substitutions all way below par right now.

Something is brewing at Elland Road, and a lot of people behind the scenes are not going to like it.

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