By Craig Scott

5th Feb, 2023 | 5:10pm

Jesse Marsch time is up at Leeds United amid calls to be sacked - Telegraph journalist

Telegraph journalist Rob Bagchi has called for Leeds United to sack Jesse Marsch after their 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

Brennan Johnson’s first-half goal was enough to see Leeds’ winless run in the Premier League extend to seven matches, leaving them 17th in the table, level on points with 18th-placed Everton.

Relegation is now a huge concern for the Whites and Bagchi, who’s worked for The Telegraph since 2013 and is author of The Biography of Leeds United, believes sacking Marsch is now the Yorkshire club’s only option.

Writing via his personal Twitter account on Sunday (5 February), Bagchi said: “We are worse than the sum of our parts.

“Had enough of him and his congestion tactics.

“He’s had his time.”

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He’s got to go

Marsch’s reign as Leeds manager has been poor from start to – what should be soon – the finish.

It’s always felt as though there’s been an ulterior motive towards signing Marsch.

No one at the club will admit it. But surely the failed former RB Leipzig manager was just hired to replace Marcelo Bielsa because he’s American.

With 49ers Enterprises due to complete a takeover of Leeds at some point this year, to suggest they played no role in installing Marsch as the manager would be delusional.

American owners, American manager, American staff and three American internationals in the playing squad.

American’s aren’t amazing at football, by the way. If they were all Brazilian, French or Argentinean, we’d be laughing and at least that approach would make some sense.

But Marsch is out of his depth and has been from the very start.

He can come across as a jolly bloke in press conferences and seems to know how to pick out the positives a lot of the time.

But tactically, he’s always been inept. His in-game management and team selections have also been confusing.

And the fact that he signed Brenden Aaronson, a US international, and Rasmus Kristensen both from his former club in the summer to drop them on Sunday against Nottingham Forest shows that his dealings in the transfer market are also poor.

He’s got to go. Otherwise Leeds will go down.

In other Leeds United news, Sky Sports made a major Daniel James blunder ahead of the game.