Jason Cundy makes Leeds United relegation prediction
TalkSPORT pundit Jason Cundy believes that Leeds United will avoid Premier League relegation after their draw against Crystal Palace last night [April 25].
The Whites extended the gap on the drop zone the dropzone to five points with a 0-0 stalemate at Selhurst Park.
Cundy insists that Leeds made the right decision sacking club legend Marcelo Bielsa in February and replacing the Argentine with Jesse Marsch amid their relegation crisis.
He said on talkSPORT: “They were heading down under Bielsa, I think the time was right for them to make that decision.
“It’s a brave decision because of how much he was loved there but it was the right call – sometimes you’ve got to make tough decisions like that.
“Jesse Marsch has come in – he lost his first two but he’s turned things around, he’s getting a tune out of them.
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“I think they’ll be alright.”
Many Whites fans were beside themselves with anger and worry when Bielsa was sacked and rightly so.
The man had rejuvenated Leeds during his time at the club – the fans fell in love with the club again and the 66-year-old reestablished their Premier League status after 16 gruelling years being out of the topflight.
In a season riddled with injuries it seemed rash to axe the brilliant footballing brain that is Bielsa, it felt as if whoever came in next would suffer the same issues and whilst Marsch did stutter at the start, he has really found his groove with this team.
They are now unbeaten in five games under the American and despite being somewhat dragged back into the relegation battle of late they boast a comfortable four-point gap on the drop zone.
Marsch has done excellently with this team, he has been a breath of fresh air since taking over at Elland Road.
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