Danny Mills: Two big losses for Leeds United will make you "fear for" Jesse Marsch's job
Danny Mills believes two big losses in the games before the World Cup could see Jesse Marsch sacked as Leeds United manager.
The Whites fell into the relegation zone this past weekend following a 3-2 defeat to Fulham, which made it six losses in their last eight games.
Marsch has so far been backed to turn it around by the Elland Road board and is expected to be in the dugout against Liverpool on Sunday (October 30), but Mills told TalkSPORT (24 October) that a couple of heavy defeats before the World Cup could be the end for him.
“They are starting to struggle a little bit,” he said.
“I think, you know I said early on that they have to start well. With all those new signings for Jesse Marsch, there’s a bit of a hangover of the Bielsa days, they had to start the season well and get going.
“They did to be fair, they started really well. Good couple of results early on. It’s fallen away a little bit.
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“I don’t think with the results and sometimes some of the antics from Jesse Marsch on the sidelines, I don’t think that’s enamoured him to the fans either at times.
“He’s maybe overplayed to the crowd a little bit. Most importantly though it comes down to results.
“They played well against Arsenal but couldn’t score. Couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net. Patrick Bamford I don’t think has scored in 2022. Is that right? He’s struggling to hit the back of the net.
“I think with the four games they’ve got coming up, it’s a real tough run in before the break for the World Cup.
“The worry would be, if you lose a couple of those heavily, and you’re talking about Liverpool who will be sore after the weekend, Manchester City coming up as well in that time, one or two big losses you do start to fear for him.
“It doesn’t matter what the board says, they’re backing him. But two big losses and I would fear for him.”
Too little too late
If those two heavy defeats come while Marsch is still the manager, then it could well be too little too late for the board to act on it.
Right now the form is as bad as it has been since Bielsa was sacked last year, and if the board don’t deem it bad enough to sack Marsch now then they clearly never will.
He’s lost the fans and once they turn it’s always near impossible to turn it around and get them back on side, so the board should be working towards getting a replacement in already.
The month-long break for the World Cup gives Leeds a big chance to act and get the season back on track, but if the team drops further into the relegation zone and a gap forms between them and safety, the new manager will have an even bigger task on their hands.
A decision needs to be made quickly, and the decision must be that Marsch has to go.
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