By Joe Ellis

24th Oct, 2022 | 4:40pm

Simon Jordan takes aim at Andrea Radrizzani amid 'dreadful' Leeds United form

Leeds United slumped into the Premier League relegation zone on Sunday (23 October) as they were brushed aside by Fulham at Elland Road.

Rodrigo had given Jesse Marsch’s side the perfect start but Aleksandr Mitrovic quickly turned the game around before Bobby Decordova-Reid and Willian added insult to injury.

Crysenscio Summerville did get a consolation goal back in stoppage time but they still left empty-handed and talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan has taken aim at Andrea Radrizzani as a result.

“There is always that narrative, which is an underlying narrative, that when you put an American manager in the dugout, they start with the default setting of they don’t know what they are talking about,” Jordan said.

“They start from the position of Ted Lasso. I thought Leeds, against Palace, were really, really good for the first 35 minutes and Palace were lucky to go in at half-time having equalised.

“They were dreadful against Brentford when they got smacked 5-2. You would expect with the ownership model that’s there and this gut that owns Leeds is as smart as paint and with the American investment, you would have expected them to kick on.”

Borrowed time

Another defeat and now staring relegation in the face might just quicken the ticking clock on Marsch’s time as Leeds United manager.

The next few matches are all against some very tough opposition including Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City and Newcastle and they could be lucky to get a point from any of them.

The only chance the Whites may have for victory in the coming weeks is at home to Bournemouth on 6 November but even they have found some form under caretaker boss Gary O’Neill.

If they do fail to win that game, they might have to wait until the turn of the year when West Ham travel to Yorkshire for their next good chance and by then, Marsch may have taken the club too far from safety.

Perhaps Radrizzani is going to leave him in the role against these big sides to ensure when the new manager comes in, he has an easier, by comparison, run of games to start the new era.

In other Leeds United news, the club will reportedly not let this summer recruit leave the club to play for his national team prior to the World Cup.