Jesse Marsch may have just days left as Leeds United manager as his behind-the-scenes belief emerges
Jesse Marsch is under the belief that he has at least until the World Cup to save his job at Leeds United, according to journalist Dean Jones.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, the former Eurosport and Bleacher Report journalist claimed that before he went to Liverpool at the weekend, he was told by Leeds that his job was safe.
Leeds unexpectedly won that game 2-1 to move out of the Premier League’s relegation zone but Marsch may still have just a handful of games left to convince the board he’s the man to keep the Whites in the top flight.
“It helps him that the club told him he was safe because it meant he was able to completely focus on his game plan for that Liverpool match,” said Jones to GiveMeSport.
“For Marsch, he was under the belief that he had until at least the World Cup.
“It was obviously a tough fixture. It might have helped that he wasn’t expected to win it.
“But if they had been hammered by Liverpool, who knows? It quite easily could have gone like Scott Parker went there with Bournemouth.”
Matter of time?
It would make sense for Leeds to let Marsch see out the remainder of the fixtures before the World Cup break starts.
Regardless of your stance on the World Cup being held in Qatar this winter, not many can disagree with the fact that it will come at a good time for Leeds.
Even if the club’s form does improve going into the break and they do win against Bournemouth, it’ll allow Marsch more time to bed his ideas into the squad and gel his summer signings together if he avoids the sack.
If he loses – or even fails to win against the Cherries at Elland Road this weekend – he could be sacked and Leeds will then have a lot of time to find a replacement and get that replacement to get used to the squad and vice versa.
It does feel as though patience is wearing a bit thin with Marsch though.
It’s all well and good beating the Liverpools and the Chelseas of the Premier League but Leeds have recently lost to Brentford, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Fulham.
They’re the games you need to win to stay in the Premier League and we’re simply not doing that.
Beating Bournemouth is an absolute must because there are some seriously tough fixtures against Tottenham and Manchester City on either side of the break and Leeds don’t want to be sacking their manager in late December or in January.
In other Leeds United news, a European club has confirmed they’ll be doing an official farewell for a player who’s been signed by the Whites.