By Mark Smith

4th Mar, 2022 | 8:05pm

Paul Merson uses Jesse Marsch sacking at RB Leipzig against him after Leeds United appointment

Paul Merson has already used Jesse Marsch being sacked at RB Leipzig against him after taking charge at Leeds United.

The Sky Sports pundit insisted that he went to Germany with a job to do, and it was one he couldn’t do – something similar to developments at Elland Road.

Marsch will take charge of his first game tomorrow (5 March) against Leicester, with the task of keeping Leeds in the Premier League.

Writing in his latest Daily Star column on Friday, Merson dropped huge question marks surrounding Marsch.

“He [Bielsa] just refused to change it and kept doing the same things, playing the same way,” he wrote. “You’ve got to change it up and he didn’t do that.

“But is Jesse Marsch up to the job? He went to Leipzig and he couldn’t do it. He didn’t last long there before getting sacked, did he?

“It’s going to be hard because these players have been used to playing one way and one way only for a long time now. But they did have to make the change. They had no choice.”


All those at RB Leipzig have made it very clear that Marsch was the right man, just at the wrong time in their journey.

The Germans had sold so many of their main players before he arrived including big names such as Marcel Sabitzer and Dayot Upamencano.

It is similar to our bad luck this season, apart it was injuries that have left us without massive names like Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford.

Comments such as these will only leave Marsch more eager than ever to make an impact at Elland Road, and we hope that starts immediately tomorrow.

It would be perfect for the Whites to come out, pick up three points and Leicester and kickstart a rise up the table – it would well and truly shut everyone up, here’s hoping.

In other Leeds United news, Jeff Stelling has shared what he has been told about the injury blow to Patrick Bamford over the past week