By Mark Smith

24th Oct, 2022 | 10:10am

Leeds United are inclined to let Jesse Marsch fight on even longer despite the 3-2 defeat against Fulham on Sunday 23rd October, according to Phil Hay.

The Athletic journalist shared that avoiding the inevitable will be nearly impossible for the American with Liverpool and Spurs to come in the next three fixtures.

Sky Sports added to that by reporting that there are no immediate plans to even think about changing the manager, with the Elland Road board hedging their bets.

Writing in his latest column for The Athletic, Hay shared the thinking coming from the boardroom at Elland Road despite what is to come in upcoming weeks.

“Marsch fights on and Leeds are inclined to let him, trying to resist a cycle of regular sackings,” he wrote.

“They must both suspect that the odds of avoiding the inevitable are slim. In the league, Liverpool away is next, then Bournemouth, then Tottenham Hotspur. Two points adrift of safety cannot be allowed to get out of hand, however much thinking time the World Cup break offers.”


This simply isn’t acceptable.

At any other club, their manager would be walking with serious plans underway to bring in a fresh face and hopefully turn around the rubbish we are watching every week.

Marsch is lucky that he appears to have this weird backing from Victor Orta who had him in place before the sacking of Marcelo Bielsa, something that getting rid of him will only look bad on the board.

The harsh reality is that Leeds have picked up two points from a possible 24, and no matter what league you are in, that is relegation form and among the worst in the country.

With Liverpool next week, it may take another heavy beating there to get the message across, or something sensational to take three points and prove he is the man for the job.

Either way, the inevitable is coming as when you lose the fans, it is no long until everything comes crashing down on not only the manager but the board too.

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