Leeds United scrap USA plans as decision made due to rotten Premier League form - Phil Hay
Leeds United will no longer be jetting out to the USA for warm weather training while the World Cup is on in November and December, according to Phil Hay.
Writing on The Athletic website on Friday (28 October), Hay reported that Leeds were thinking of heading to California with Mexican clubs “offering to provide opposition” in the San Francisco 49ers’ homeland.
However, it is understood that due to Leeds’ dire situation in the Premier League, holiday time will be cut for those who aren’t going to the World Cup and the club is set to remain in Europe instead of flying halfway around the world.
The Athletic’s Hay said: “The Athletic understands the club now intend to remain in Europe, rather than heading to the US or to other destinations offered to them further abroad. Initial holiday time will also be cut as they try to conjure improved results when the season restarts.”
Leeds do not need to take their players to California.
It’s like it’s treating the squad when really they need to be put through their paces more than ever.
Going away to a warmer climate within Europe will be better, somewhere mountainous would be great so they can really improve their fitness.
Injuries are becoming an issue for Leeds – again – so the break should help allay the issues the Whites have and it would also present them with a big chance to change manager if it’s deemed that Jesse Marsch can no longer go on.
Leeds are currently in the Premier League’s relegation zone and they play Liverpool, Bournemouth and Tottenham before the break before a return to action after the World Cup against Manchester City.
Marsch is struggling and we would be surprised if he’s still at the helm come the time Erling Haaland comes up against Liam Cooper.
In other Leeds United news, Marsch has been told to enter quiet talks with the PGMOL after Jeff Stelling made an accusation.