By Saikat Mandal

17th Nov, 2022 | 8:40pm

Finance Expert: Jesse Marsch 'danger' detailed at Leeds United as 49ers make their move

Kieran Maguire has suggested that Jesse March could get sympathetic backing at Leeds United if the American shareholders complete the full takeover of the club.

The finance expert, however, adds that the Whites are a demanding club where the manager’s position could be in “danger” if they lose three or four games at a stretch.

The Times reported on 9 November that Leeds’ American shareholders, who have links to the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers and own 44 per cent of the club’s shares, have been in moves to buy out the majority shareholder, Andrea Radrizzani, by January 2024.

It is expected that the full takeover will take place before January 2024, but 49ers Enterprises could act at the end of this season if the Whites retain their place in the Premier League.

When asked if Marsch would enjoy sympathetic support with the American owners in place, Maguire said on The Price of Football podcast: “Potentially. The ideologies could line up.

“He speaks their language. There is still a trans-Atlantic gap, of which we’re fully aware, so that could be beneficial for him. We have to wait and see.

“Leeds are one of those clubs where if you lose three or four matches, you are in danger.”


Marsch retains the full support of the owners and he was backed heavily by the club in recent weeks amid unrest from the fans.

Despite winning against Liverpool and Bournemouth in the Premier League, Marsch’s position is not safe.  

The Whites are 15th in the league table, and they could easily slip down into the relegation zone if the results start to decline once again. 

Leeds had a great opportunity to make it three wins in a row, but they ended up losing 4-3 against Tottenham Hotspur prior to the World Cup break. 

The Whites have a tough run of fixtures after the World Cup and they will have to be fully prepared for the upcoming challenges. 

Marsch’s side will face the likes of Manchester City, Newcastle United, West Ham and Aston Villa in their next four games, and the results could determine Marsch’s future at the club.

City and Newcastle are operating at different levels, while West Ham would look to bounce back strongly with David Moyes’s job under threat. 

Villa have made a strong start under Unai Emery, while this particular fixture always produces an extra bit of entertainment. So, depending on the results, Marsch could lose his job as well by the end of January. 

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has revealed the whispers he’s heard at Elland Road about when the 49ers will complete their takeover.