By Pranav Shahaney

26th Oct, 2022 | 9:40am

Victor Orta update suggests Leeds United may have made Jesse Marsch firing call

Victor Orta is reportedly planning for the Leeds United transfer activity in January instead of looking at replacements for Jesse Marsch.

According to LeedsLive journalist Beren Cross, the noises continue to remain supportive around the American despite the club’s wretched run of form.

Leeds have not won a game since August and instead of pointing the blame at the manager, they are looking to bring in the right players for him.

Via Twitter, LeedsLive shared, “The noises remain supportive around Marsch. If anything, the lion’s share of Orta’s attention is on the January transfer window rather than a replacement head coach.”

The manager does have a major say on transfers and the fact that Orta’s attention is on January means that Marsch will have his say on the incomings and potential outgoings.

This is certainly a worrying sign as Marsch is not able to get the best out of his current crop of players, to begin with, as they find themselves in the drop zone.

He managed a miracle and kept the Whites up last season, but he’s going to need a lot more and the players do not seem inspired enough to show up for him.

The tactics are the same and the style of play has become stale, so much so that a Fulham side tipped for relegation, is managing to find flaws in it.

The club must get rid of him before the World Cup, give the new manager a pre-season of sorts in the one-month break and treat the January transfer window like a reduced summer window and start afresh in the new year.

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