By Joe Ellis

2nd Nov, 2022 | 11:10am

Leeds United 'definitely' don't want to sack Jesse Marsch amid scrutiny

Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta are not interested in sacking Jesse Marsch as Leeds United manager anytime soon, according to Dean Jones.

The American head coach was under serious pressure heading into the Whites’ away game against Liverpool but a brilliant 2-1 victory at Anfield massively relieved that weight from his shoulders.

The former Eurosport journalist now believes that the hierarchy at Elland Road are willing to back Marsch going forward despite going eight games without a win prior to the Merseyside trip.

“They definitely don’t want to sack Jesse Marsch. They put a lot of faith in him,” Jones said to Give Me Sport.

“They really, really scrutinised a lot of candidates for this job and decided that Jesse Marsch was the right profile and could give them the elevation that they needed to get up the league.

“And they want to trust in him, and they want these players to trust him.”

Right man

Results in the past eight or nine matches may have made it difficult to argue that Marsch should be kept on as Leeds United manager but all of the positive signs were there at one time or another.

It was just a case of putting it all together in one performance and they finally managed to do that against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on Saturday (29 October).

The summer recruitment drive was solely focused on getting a squad together that can properly implement what Marsch wanted to achieve at Thorp Arch and while a top-quality striker didn’t arrive, most issues were resolved in some capacity.

The January window should see those final couple of holes filled, another being a lack of left-back options, and then the very best of what Leeds can do should become apparent.

There are only two games left before the World Cup break kicks in and another three or four points in those matches would go a very long way.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are thought to be “big fans” of this manager should they suddenly make a U-turn on Marsch’s future at the club.