Leeds United set for £6.6m windfall in case of Premier League relegation
Leeds United will reportedly be paid £6.6million if they end up getting relegated from the Premier League this season.
With Watford on 23 points, they cannot finish higher than the Whites even if they end up winning both their games and the latter end up losing both.
That means that Jesse Marsch’s side will not finish lower than 18th and could finish as high as 16th if results elsewhere go in their favour as well.
According to a recent Athletic report, it has been revealed that the team finishing 18th, which is the position Leeds sit in, will make £6.6million.
With £2.2million extra handed per place, 17th would get them £8.8million while 16th would see them making £11million.
In comparison to what the Whites made last season, this is a pittance and going to affect the club financially.
Decisions taken at the boardroom level in terms of recruitment as well as Marcelo Bielsa’s future have put them in this situation.
Marsch may be a decent manager but he’s no Bielsa and definitely not the man needed in the midst of a relegation battle.
Ideally, with a pre season, he could have got his message across to the players – who currently seem absolutely clueless.
Bielsa knew how to make the most of adversity and we do not think that the American is quite cut out for that.
Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta are also parts of the problem in what has been a colossal mess of a season for the Whites.