By Liam Thomas

21st Oct, 2022 | 1:10pm

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch will suffer same fate as Steven Gerrard because of money - journalist

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch will suffer the same fate as doomed former Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard, according to journalist Mark Ogden.

Gerrard was fired on Thursday evening after a poor start to the season for Villa and Ogden reckons Marsch is treading down the same path.

The journalist admitted that it is “impossible” to revive big Premier League clubs without money being spent and this is why Marsch’s time at Leeds will be cursed.

“Almost impossible now to revive big Premier League clubs without huge money to spend,” said the journalist via his Twitter page.

“Gerrard had no chance at Villa, Marsch will find the same at Leeds. Newcastle bucking the trend. Because of money.”

True.

Ogden’s words ring true, it’s impossible to compete with Premier League juggernauts who have limitless amounts of money to spend on their squads.

And maybe it’s because of this heightened level of competition that fans expect their team to compete on every level with the big spenders.

With these high expectations comes devastating backlashes, something that Marsch is currently on the end of from Leeds United fans.

His tactics have become stale yes, but was he given sufficient funds to improve his squad over the summer after losing a key talent in Raphinha? Probably not.

History means little to nothing in the modern game and without money spent the “big” clubs of the past will only dwindle into obscurity.

Manchester City’s model has been an extremely successful one, they are creating their own history here and now, to be the best, teams need to spend money.

Unfortunately, this is a matter that you just have to deal with in the English top flight, unless a Shiehk or oil-rich prince takes over the reins at your club.

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