By Mark Smith

1st Nov, 2022 | 7:10am

Jesse Marsch has Leeds United sack breathing space for Bournemouth clash - Phil Hay

Phil Hay has insisted that Jesse Marsch once again has breathing space in terms of his Leeds United job security ahead of the clash with Bournemouth.

The Athletic journalist has reported that he has maintained the support of the Elland Road, especially after he responded with the 2-1 win at Liverpool.

Marsch was said to have needed a win from the Liverpool, Bournemouth and Spurs games, and thankfully for him, it came very early in that run to relieve pressure.

Speaking on the latest episode of the Phil Hay Show podcast on Monday 31st October, the journalist admitted that the immediate pressure has been lifted for now.

“I think it’s obvious that he needs results rather than the club,” he said.

“The club aren’t naive in saying that poor form could continue indefinitely, there was going to become a point if they didn’t start to pick up results where the league table was going to look incredibly worrying.

“I kind of felt that he needed, to maintain the club’s support, and they have been very supportive, he needed at least one result from Liverpool, Bournemouth and Tottenham. This Liverpool result gets them out of there and I think it does buy him breathing space for the Bournemouth game and also for Tottenham.”


It was clear that the squad was playing for Marsch on Saturday at Anfield, with the celebrations after the game the biggest indicator that they were all still on board.

Rasmus Kristensen and Marc Roca were pictured giving the manager two huge hugs which likely spelt relief more than anything to finally take three points again.

Andrea Radrizzani and the board are backing their manager, but they need him to pick up consistent points to support that, or it is just a pointless experiment.

The three points in Merseyside won’t mean much if it isn’t backed up against Bournemouth and we jump up the table yet again, something that Marsch himself even admitted.

One game doesn’t mean much in modern-day football, so if Saturday turns into another disaster, expect the worst for the American as pressure doesn’t just disappear.

Of course, we are backing him to keep this run going and make it six from six, something that would be a huge moment in this season ahead of the Spurs clash, the last Premier League outing before the World Cup break.

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