By Liam Thomas

6th Jan, 2023 | 7:10pm

Maximilian Wöber signing suggests Jesse Marsch has full Leeds United board backing

Leeds United signing RB Salzburg defender Maximilian Wober suggests that Jesse Marsch has the full backing of the club’s board moving forward, according to Yorkshire Post journalist Stuart Rayner.

Marsch’s place in the hot seat at Elland Road has come under scrutiny multiple times already this season, with the American dishing out a mixed bag of results.

Nevertheless, Rayner believes that the signing of Wober suggests that the board of Leeds United are “right behind” the 49-year-old, with the defender being a clear Marsch signing.

“I think one thing we can say about this signing that leaps out at me is that Jesse Marsch has won two games out of 15, it’s the sort of form where people are talking about a sacking frankly in the Premier League,” said Rayner on the Football Talk podcast.

“But the fact Leeds have gone and made another clear Jesse Marsch signing suggests this is a club that is still right behind its manager.”

Answers still needed.

Marsch still needs to make significant improvements before he can fully cement his status as the Leeds United head coach for the coming campaigns ahead.

But Rayner is right in the idea that the signing of Wober suggests that the board are placing a lot of faith in the American to create a team in his own vision.

He seems to always opt for players from the Red Bull factory, a footballing school that is renowned for creating sublime talents.

And in some respects, it’s nice to see the Whites hierarchy signings players who are obviously wanted by Marsch, this is something that can get lost in translation between coaches and boards in the modern game.

Wober fits the bill for what Leeds United currently need, a solid defender who is capable of playing as a left-back and centrally if needed.

Whether he’ll be a game-changer for Marsch or not remains to be seen, it’s probably likely that the West Yorkshire outfit needs a few more signings before they can become a force to be reckoned with.

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