Ally McCoist staggered by 'unbelievable' situation Leeds United find themselves in Premier League
Ally McCoist is blown away by the Premier League’s relegation battle this season and feels Leeds United are certainly in the mix to go down.
Leeds sacked Marcelo Bielsa on Sunday, replacing him with American Jesse Marsch with the Yorkshire club just three points clear of the Premier League’s bottom three.
Leeds are 16th and could’ve been 17th on Tuesday night if Leicester didn’t do them a favour by beating Burnley.
Speaking on Tuesday morning [1 March] on talkSPORT ahead of Burnley’s eventual defeat to Leicester, McCoist said: “You know if Burnley win tonight, they go 15th.”
Bent replied: “Wow.”
McCoist continued, saying: “It’s unbelievable what’s happening down there.
“I can’t remember a real dogfight [like this] and I’ll be honest with you, I thought four or five weeks ago it was just about done and dusted, certainly that two or three teams were down.
“Everton, Leeds, Brentford – it’s unbelievable.”
Bent then said: “Everton and Leeds are panicking, they have to be because Burnley, at the minute, are playing really well.”
It remains to be seen how we get on with Marsch in charge but the ex-RB Leipzig boss has one massive job on his hands at Elland Road.
He’s taking charge of a team that cannot stop conceding goals and is really struggling to score at the other end of the pitch.
Injuries have been a common theme this term but we do hope that Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper will return this month to potentially ease Marsch’s headache.
Raphinha’s form is worrying but we hope that the returns of those three players can spark some life into the Whites’ side.
Leeds have just come off a run of very difficult fixtures and now have a rather favourable run for Marsch to get used to things.
Leicester, Aston Villa, Norwich, Wolves, Southampton and Norwich are Leeds’ next six games – we should be looking at scoring at least 12 points across all of them.
In other Leeds United news, Laura Woods has shared what she’s heard about new Whites boss Jesse Marsch.