By Daniel Feliciano

7th Oct, 2022 | 10:40am

Southampton want Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch to replace Ralph Hasenhuttl

Leeds are on alert after Jesse Marsch emerged as a potential target for Southampton as they consider the future of Ralph Hasenhuttl, according to The Times.

Hasenhuttl is under pressure at St Mary’s after just two wins so far this season, with reports that the Austrian could have just two games to save his job.

And Leeds have been alerted to the fact that Marsch is among the targets to replace him, with Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper also an option for the Saints.

Marsch has got three years remaining on his contract at Elland Road so far, and Leeds would demand compensation to allow him to join if Southampton made their interest firm with an approach.

It’s unclear if they would be willing to pay anything, with their owners having tended to approach coaches who were out of work in the past.


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What a random way to start the day, linking a manager doing a great job at a club with a struggling club in the same league despite no unrest.

Marsch is incredibly popular at Leeds and Elland Road, with the ownership, board, players and fans all enjoying his time at the club and the American clearly pulling the club in the right direction too.

Southampton have been struggling for a while now but the manager’s process has been given a chance to turn around, however it doesn’t seem to be working.

But why Marsch would even consider jumping ship at this point, when he’s been backed by everyone he needs to and is going relatively well in the league.

Southampton may as well look elsewhere from the start, with no sense in the pursuit, and with Leeds surely not willing to entertain any approach anyway. Marsch is Leeds and he’s here to stay.

In other Leeds news, this Leeds starlet outshined his rival to prove Marsch wrong just days after a major decision was made