By Joe Ellis

27th Oct, 2022 | 4:10pm

Leeds United hold multiple meetings with Jesse Marsch amid Victor Orta influence

Leeds United have held multiple recruitment meetings with Jesse Marsch and Victor Orta to try and rectify their poor form, according to i News.

The hierarchy at Elland Road, which includes Orta and Andrea Radrizzani, are currently showing no intention of firing the American manager anytime soon despite the club slipping into the relegation zone.

Marsch is expected to remain the manager of Leeds United until at least after the World Cup break with a lack of viable alternative options thought to be readily available should he get the sack.

Orta, the Whites’ director of football, is said to heavily influence who the new manager might be should Marsch leave while also having the biggest say on the club structure.

The recruitment meetings taking place have been majorly focused around attacking reinforcements after Leeds missed out on multiple targeted individuals over the summer.

Trust the process

Having kept the club in the Premier League last season, Marsch has earned himself a second transfer window in charge to try and get this team more to his liking.

Things could be an awful lot worse for the Whites right now who do at least look like a side that can take points off anybody on their day and have much more about them than someone like Wolves.

It has been individual errors that have cost the club points more often than Marsch’s tactics or decisions and there is nothing he can do about things like that.

Most importantly, there are definitely flickers of a flame at Elland Road right now and while it has not yet been truly lit, bar the brief joy of Chelsea, it could only take one or two small things to go Leeds’ way to start a wildfire.

It would be unfair to sack Marsch after just one transfer window following years of Marcelo Bielsa’s reign after which transition is needed.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites sent scouts out to watch a Champions League game on Tuesday (25 October) and they were treated to a spectacle by this 21-year-old sensation.