By Sam Stone

21st Oct, 2022 | 11:23am

Leeds United board show confidence in Jesse Marsch after Leicester City loss

Jesse Marsch has the backing of the Leeds United board after his side suffered a third Premier League defeat on the spin, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The American saw the pressure pile on his shoulders after his side were beaten 2-0 by struggling Leicester City on Thursday evening (20 October).

The 48-year-old angered many of the travelling fans by failing to thank them for their support after the game, with many calling for his time as Leeds’ head coach to come to an end.

However, Graham Smyth of the YEP has reported (21 October) that there’s belief in the project from the board at Elland Road and they feel Marsch is the right man to guide them to a positive result at the weekend against Fulham. It’s understood there are currently no plans or inclination to remove Marsch from his position at the club.

Huge game

Marsch won’t have anywhere to hide on Saturday at Elland Road when his Leeds team welcome a Fulham side who have started the season in fine form after their promotion from the Championship. Marco Silva’s side currently sit six points above Leeds and in ninth position.

Regardless of Fulham’s good start, this is a game that Leeds have to win to relieve the mounting pressure on their coach. The performance against Leicester City was flat, lifeless and lacking any sort of cutting edge. Leeds have been better at Elland Road and they will need to replicate their performance against Arsenal on Sunday (23 October).

There have been some good displays this season from Leeds, with the Chelsea, Arsenal and the first half against Crystal Palace all coming to mind. The American’s ideas do have some potential, but he needs time and running down the tunnel after a hapless display won’t help his cause with the fans. Sunday could be defining for Marsch’s reign at Elland Road.

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