Leeds United defender Luke Ayling backs Jesse Marsch to keep his job
Leeds United defender Luke Ayling has backed Jesse Marsch to keep his job after another disappointing loss to Fulham on Sunday afternoon.
The pressure is mounting on Marsch after Leeds United’s form has slumped to an all-time low, he desperately needs a win against Liverpool on Saturday evening.
Ayling admitted Marsch led the club out of a “tricky” situation last season and that the whole team are behind him to do the same this campaign.
“All the boys in that changing room are right behind him. He came in last year in a tricky position and kept us in the Premier League and we’re all behind him this year,” said Ayling as quoted by the Independent.
“We’re going to try and pick ourselves up and go again for Saturday. Stay calm. I know it’s hard to say that, but we’re only 11 games into the season.”
It’s never great when you’ve got your players coming out and defending you to the media, Marsch’s time is up and Leeds United needs to find a replacement for him fast.
Yes, he may have kept Leeds up last season but it was by the skin of his teeth and there wasn’t much impressive about the football he had the team playing.
The club now sits in the Premier League relegation zone, if there was ever a sign that things needed to change it’s by looking at the league table.
It’s simply not working between Leeds and Marsch and despite some early season good form, no wins since August is frightening, to say the least.
There has been little suggestion yet that Leeds will relieve Marsch of his duties at the club, maybe a drubbing against Liverpool on Saturday will be the final nail in the American’s coffin.
Marsch can be as exuberant and passionate as he wants in press conferences and pre-match interviews but none of this is being translated to the pitch.
End it now Leeds, the Premier League doesn’t wait around to give the nice guys a chance a redemption.
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