By Pranav Shahaney

24th Oct, 2022 | 6:40pm

Richard Keys shares view on Jesse Marsch sack before World Cup after Leeds United v Fulham

Richard Keys believes that the only reason Jesse Marsch stays on as Leeds United manager is a sequence of games against Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

The Whites suffered yet another defeat against Fulham and it’s been over two months since they last registered a win in the Premier League.

They seem a million miles away from the side that beat Chelsea and their recent loss against Fulham has raised plenty of doubts over the American’s ability to take this club to the next level.

Keys wrote on his blog on 24 October, “I’d be surprised if Jesse Marsh makes it through the week. The only thing that will save him now is a sequence of games that sees Leeds go to Anfield and Spurs – with Bournemouth in between. The owners might feel it’s better to get those games out of the way and leave the new man – whoever that is – with an easier start after the World Cup.”

Cannot continue

The Liverpool clash should be the American’s last one in charge as it’s unfair to give a new manager such a tough game to begin life at Elland Road.

Regardless of the result, Marsch has proven that he’s not able to get Leeds to beat the teams that they should be beating.

The players looked like they were waiting for someone to inspire them as that sort of inspiration did not come from the touchline.

The system also was relatively the same with nobody really being challenged for their poor run of performances.

All of the blame cannot be put on him as the board also have their part to play in not signing a left-back and a first-team striker.

It’s time for them to back whoever is in charge in January and make at least these two signings otherwise they could be in a relegation battle and may even finish in the bottom three.

In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has delivered Jesse Marsch’s “sack” verdict after what he heard this month.