By Mark Smith

21st Oct, 2022 | 8:10am

Jesse Marsch is now firefighting to save his Leeds United job after yet another defeat at Leicester City in the Premier League, according to Phil Hay.

The Athletic journalist admitted it is hard to see a way back for the American, who has taken two points from a possible 21 in his last seven fixtures.

Leeds fans started to turn on the manager at the King Power, asking where he had gone after he disappeared down the tunnel without acknowledging them.

Previewing the piece on his personal Twitter account, Hay did not pull any strings when giving the verdict on the future of the American at Elland Road.

“A worse start than last season, flaws in the plan and a mutinous away end,” he wrote. “It’s very hard to see a way back for Jesse Marsch after last night – and very hard to pretend that Leeds United are not in trouble.”

In the piece, he extended: “Leicester was where it all started for Marsch, eight months back and what seems like a lifetime ago, the club’s answer to Bielsa’s downfall. He was firefighting then and he is firefighting now, more than ever.”

Awful.

Thursday night was embarrassing, to say the least.

Leeds were shocking, and it mainly came down to the baffling starting XI, the tactics and the substitutions, all of which were simply amateur in the end.

Marsch is going to have to start answering questions from the board, and the Fulham game on Sunday 23rd October is going to be huge for his future, and could even spell the end for him.

Andrea Radrizzani has shared his backing for the American, but there is only so much you can take before it becomes too much, and Leeds are one game away from the relegation zone now.

It would be understandable if the fixture list had been unkind, but Leeds have had one of the best starts they could have hoped for, only playing two of the top seven so far.

Performances like the one against Arsenal mean nothing if you don’t pick up points, and the Whites are currently one of the worst teams in the country based on results.

Something has to change, and that is quickly catching up with Marsch who is now seriously facing the sack.

In other Leeds United news, this player could be first in the Elland Road boardroom as new contract talks may take centre stage