Leeds United win at Liverpool saved Jesse Marsch from sack
Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch saved his job with three points against Liverpool earlier this season, according to Mail Sport.
Marsch’s side currently find themselves 15th in the Premier League table following back-to-back victories over Liverpool and Bournemouth before losing at Spurs, but the American still finds his position in the Elland Road dugout far from comfortable.
The Whites relied on a stunning 2-1 victory at Anfield as a springboard for their recent success, but according to Mail Sport, the Leeds manager would have found his position untenable if he didn’t pick up three points on the Merseyside.
The report stated: “Having enjoyed a memorable 3-0 win over Chelsea in August, Jesse Marsch then looked close to the sack last month after Leeds went eight games without a win.
“The American was saved by a famous victory at Anfield, but the jury remains out among fans and their season could still go either way.”
News that Marsch saved his job with his side’s famous win at Anfield doesn’t come as a surprise, with many fans calling for the club to part ways with the American in the weeks prior to the game.
Before the Liverpool clash, Leeds found themselves in the middle of a terrible run of form, resulting in six losses in eight games as they slipped ever close to the Premier League relegation zone.
The 49-year-old seemingly has Crysencio Summerville to thank for his retention as manager, with the 21-year-old striking the decisive goal in the matches dying moments.
With Leeds backing up the victory with another manic win over Bournemouth the next week, the Leeds board have been placed on temporary standby as the Premier League halts for its World Cup sabbatical.
Whether Marsch is still in the hot seat by the end of the season is a question for another time, but in the meantime, Leeds fans should take a deep breath and relax following a crazy few weeks at Elland Road.