By George Overhill

20th Jan, 2023 | 4:20pm

Simon Jordan disagrees with talkSPORT caller and tips Jesse Marsch to lose Leeds United job

Simon Jordan has denied he has an agenda against Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch but believes the American will lose his job because he’s not good enough.

The talkSPORT pundit disagreed with a fan who called into White and Jordan to defend the Elland Road boss, who currently has his side two points above the drop zone with a game in hand, claiming he is holding the club back from the heights it could reach.

Marsch has come under pressure for results of late but has been backed heavily in the transfer market by the hierarchy in West Yorkshire, yet White believes it is only a matter of time before he is gone.

Speaking live on talkSPORT on Thursday (19 January) Jordan said to a caller who was backing the American: “I don’t think he’s going to be the outcome to give Leeds success, which will then mean that he’ll be gotten rid of.

“I don’t think there’s an agenda from me to suggest that he’ll be got rid of. I don’t think he’s good enough. I don’t think he’ll take you where Leeds United are capable of getting to.”

The Whites fan on the phone, Marie, disagreed. While admitted Marsch was struggling she said he has the right footballing mind to be a success but it wasn’t a position that Jordan was buying.

Scrutiny

If Marcelo Bielsa can lose his job at Leeds United when the club is at risk of relegation then anybody can, so Marsch is far from 100% safe.

But with that in mind, he does appear to be about as safe as a manager could be while sitting this close to the bottom three.

Furnishing a coach with a new club-record signing in the January transfer window in Georginio Rutter, on top of yet another player who he has history with in Max Wober, and then sacking him soon after would be appalling planning.

So while he can’t get comfortable he surely feels more secure than most of the men in charge of teams below him in the table.

It is probably not a glowing indictment of Marsch that he is approaching a year in charge of the club and it is still not fully clear if he is doing a good job or not.

The league table suggests he isn’t, but there have been a string of rousing performances against top sides, and he has turned Rodrigo into the player he was always supposed to be.

He has dealt with some key injuries and the loss of Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, but has also had a lot of money spent on targets that appear to be for him specifically.

At no point has he sustained a run of results long enough for it to feel like the plan has clicked, yet just when he needs a result he often finds one, as he did in keeping the club up last year.

It would make a mockery of the past two transfer windows to sack him now without a very strong replacement but without some improved results the questions won’t go away, so he needs to harness the attacking might he now has and get points on the board.

In other Leeds United news, the club are in a race with Tottenham for a big-money talent who has seen a massive reduction in price.