Leeds United should still sack Jesse Marsch despite winning 2-1 against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening, according to Sunday People chief sports writer Neil Moxley.
Leeds moved out of the Premier League’s relegation zone with their shock victory on Merseyside, which came courtesy of a late winner by youngster Crysencio Summerville.
Moxley believes that Marsch’s time is already up at Elland Road and has called on Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta to sack the American and replace him with available former Burnley manager Sean Dyche.
“Jesse Marsch needs to be put out of his misery,” said Moxley in the print edition on the Sunday People (30 October, page 57).
“The American was walking on the thinnest of ice last week and not even last night’s battling victory at Anfield should save him.”
He added: “Were I in charge in West Yorkshire, I’d be crawling on my hands and knees – desperate to persuade Sean Dyche that this is the chance he’s been waiting for.
“It’s an easy connection to make – but every pundit interested in the game k’Time is up’ for Jesse Marsch at Leeds despite win v Liverpool as journo shares sack verdictnows that Burnley’s promotion to the Premier League was above and beyond.
“That’s not demeaning the Clarets’ achievements in any way.
“But there was no way the club was going to survive for as long as they did without certain characteristics.
“They were hard-working, organised and the team ethic was paramount.
“With a full Elland Road behind him and backing from the board to go and make a couple of signings – most of the defence needs replacing, in my opinion – this season does need not be a total write-off.
“And the sooner the better.
“Yanks for everything Jesse, but your time is up. It’s time to roll the Dyche – and give Sean a go.”
Marsching on together?
Marsch definitely earned himself a stay of execution with that win at Liverpool.
After losing to Crystal Palace, Leicester and Fulham, Radrizzani and Orta decided against getting rid of the American as manager and kept their faith in him going into the game at Anfield.
You’d imagine that if they were going to sack him, they wouldn’t do it after a loss at Liverpool based on the fact he survived after those other defeats.
Our next game is the big one against Bournemouth.
If Marsch loses that, the sack speculation will be in overdrive once again while a thrashing at the hands of Tottenham before the World Cup break could also see a move being made by the board.
Leeds aren’t out of the woods yet.
They’ve won three games this season and two-thirds of them have been against two-thirds of the Premier League’s big-six.
It’s the results against the Palaces, the Leicesters and the Fulhams that matter though.
In other Leeds United news, Alan Shearer blasted this “terrible” Leeds player on Match of the Day in the win over Liverpool.