By Craig Scott

13th May, 2022 | 11:10am

Leeds United to sack Jesse Marsch view shared by Alan Brazil, Ally McCoist replies

Ally McCoist has rubbished the suggestion that Leeds United will sack Jesse Marsch if they are relegated from the Premier League.

Leeds are 18th in the table with just two games left to play and a terrible goal difference compared to 17th-placed Burnley and Everton in 16th, who both have a game in hand too.

Alan Brazil has asked whether Marsch will stay or not at Elland Road next season if the Whites are in the Championship and has even suggested potentially sacking him after a few weeks next term.

However, McCoist firmly believes Leeds need to stand by the American, who he doesn’t feel is at fault for what is looking to be an increasingly-likely relegation.

As shown on talkSPORT’s YouTube channel (12 May), Brazil said: “If they go down, does Marsch leave or do they stay with him to bring them back up?”

McCoist replied: “I think he would stay with them. I think he would.”

Brazil then suggested: “Start the season and give him six games.”

McCoist continued, saying: “I’ve got to say, Al, I think it’ll be a tough, tough man that would say Jesse Marsch is responsible for Leeds’ relegation.

“I don’t think that would be fair at all.”

Stick or twist?

McCoist is right in saying that Marsch isn’t responsible for Leeds’ demise.

However, the American hasn’t helped things.

We’ll never know for sure whether sacking Marcelo Bielsa was the right decision by Andrea Radrizzani.

However, what we do know is that it’s looking as though replacing him with Marsch was the wrong move by the club.

While he’s overseen a handful of wins against teams you’d expect them to win against, Marsch hasn’t done anything to improve the side.

Accusations of Bielsa being at fault for the injury crisis at Elland Road have been blown to bits by continual setbacks for key Leeds players while discipline also seems to have gone with Daniel James and Luke Ayling both getting sent off for dangerous challenges within the last week.

Tactically, we don’t know what’s going on and as time has progressed, it’s fair to say things have gotten worse as the Bielsa effect continues to wash away.

Marsch hasn’t done a good job. End of.

But blaming him for relegation is wrong.

In other Leeds United news, a video has emerged of Raphinha confronting Leeds fans at Elland Road.