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Top six favourites to become new Leeds manager as club sacks Jesse Marsch

The top six favourites to become new Leeds United manager is revealed as the struggling Premier League club sacks Jesse Marsch.

The American has been axed after the club’s miserable run of form, with Leeds once again in a relegation battle.

After heavy spending in the January transfer window the Whites still fell to a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest on Sunday, meaning Marsch had not won a Premier League game since November, a run of seven matches.

Fans made their feelings known at the City Ground, something of which you can see by clicking HERE.

CLUB STATEMENT:

Leeds United can confirm head coach Jesse Marsch has been relieved of his duties.

Jesse joined the club in February 2022 and was instrumental in keeping the club in the Premier League on the final day of last season.

Rene Maric, Cameron Toshack and Pierre Barrieu will also leave the club.

We would like to thank Jesse and his backroom staff for their efforts and wish them well for the future.

The process of appointing a new head coach is underway and we will continue to keep supporters up to date throughout the coming days.

TOP SIX FAVOURITES TO BECOME NEW LEEDS BOSS

Sky Bet – 6th Feb – 2pm
Carlos Corberan – 2/1
Ange Postecoglu – 8/1
Mauricio Pochettino – 9/1
Kjetil Knutsen – 10/1
Marcello Gallardo – 12/1
Nuno Espirito Santo – 16/1

Sky Bet – 6th Feb – 3pm
Carlos Corberan – 6/4
Mauricio Pochettino – 13/2
Marcelo Bielsa – 9/1
Ange Postecoglu – 10/1
Kjetil Knutsen – 10/1
Marcello Gallardo – 12/1

Sky Bet – 6th Feb – 4pm
Carlos Corberan -= 5/4
Mauricio Pochettino – 13/2
Marcelo Bielsa – 7/1
Ralph Hasenhuttl – 9/1
Ange Postecoglou – 10/1
Kjetil Knutsen – 10/1

Sky Bet – 7th Feb – 8am
Carlos Corberan – 11/10
Andoni Iraola – 2/1
Marcelo Bielsa – 5/1
Mauricio Pochettino – 8/1
Ralph Hasenhuttl – 12/1
Ivan Juric – 16/1

Sky Bet – 8th Feb – 8am
Arne Slot – 4/5
Andoni Iraola – 5/4
Nuno Espirito Santo – 16/1
Ralph Hasenhuttl – 18/1
Ange Postecoglou – 20/1
Marcello Gallardo – 20/1

Marsch said in his press conference, as per LeedsLive: “Really good start to the match. Created some chances. Good first half. Limit them almost entirely. Go in 1-0 down. Our desire to get back into the game lost our discipline and we did nto have the effect we wanted second half.

“I take full responsibility. I have to find a way to turn good performances into winning. That’s our last step.

“They could not handle us. Defended deep and we could not break them down. Stalled for major portions of the game.

“My responsibility and I accept their anger. I have to turn good things into results. Stressful situation.

“Difficult to have the right words for the team right now because the emotion is strong. Last message is it’s a huge week. Biggest rival. Tough place on Wednesday.

“More rotations [in training] to get behind their backline instead of catching the ball in front.

“Difficult. The energy and the work is good. Just how it leads to more results and I have to work it out.

“Has to happen on Wednesday (turning good performances into results).”

When asked ‘Where is the push coming from to stay up?’, he replied: “I can see why you frame it that way but if you are not with us every day you cannot see how we feel. Everyone is aligned, but results are creating stress. Too often this is how it’s been since we’ve been here. Interrupts process. Before Liverpool we knew we needed result and that’s where we are again.”

As the top six favourites to become new Leeds manager gets revealed, this is what fans had to say…

@GlenR10_: He’s finally been given his Marsching orders!

@kelseyylufc: Why am I kinda sad that he’s been sacked tho 🙁 #lufc #marsch

@LeeCharleton: On Jesse Marsch, he’s a nice guy, will remember him as that but christ, as time went on he showed he didn’t really have a scooby and that 4-2-2-2. How that works anywhere in any league is beyond me. Terrible. #lufc

@mickyjohnsonvox: Good. Now let’s push on I hope they have someone decent in mind.

@EllandRdBallbag: Radrizzani has shown bravery and found clarity in the moment. No more pumping… tactics over corporate BS now #lufc

@jordanpomeroy00: the timing of that Marsch sacking seems a little strange – a few days after the transfer window closes? With a lot of investment in the squad seemingly with players that Marsch asked for (McKennie prime example?) priority has to be survival by any means now for #Leeds #LUFC

@TheFlatBackFive: Not a huge surprise to see Jesse Marsch sacked as Leeds manager. Had a very talented squad, but performances, and more importantly results, like yesterday meant they were only heading in one direction #lufc

@LoyalYorkshire1: Fair play to him for the effort and I thought he spoke brilliantly at times… whoever replaced Bielsa was going to find it difficult and ultimately he was out of his depth… all the best for the future Jesse

@AaronMorph1: Should have been done after the last game of last season. Did what was required but never long term in my opinion. Hopefully we can get this next appointment right

@rLi0nheart: Understand a lot of people believe this is the right call but can we keep the replies respectful. Jesse clearly invested a lot of emotion into his post and is a decent guy who wanted the best for Leeds.. I will support whoever takes over the job 100% just as I did with JM. 🤍💙💛

@SurteesLuke: I liked him but unfortunately it hasn’t worked and right time for it to happen. The fans have spoken, board have listened 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 good luck on the next manager

@CoreyPorter95: Had to go. Sure he came across a nice guy but his ‘niceness’ was ultimately his downfall. Team played like they didn’t have a set of bollocks between them #lufc

@MWardy21: Nice guy and shame it didn’t work out but wasn’t the right fit for us. Best for both parties. Wish him well in the future

@SmithLeedsUtd: Might be a nice person Phil, but not good enough for this league 💙💛

@ElectricMiknik: The right decision. Jesse is a very decent chap but just couldn’t get his ideas across to the players. He still pulled off the escape last season and we should be thankful for that, good luck to him. I’d be going for Rafa Benitez to tighten up the defence and pull things together

@LukeLukesenior: Thought they’d give him at least a few games for the new signings to gel.

@lufcThommo: Liked him but right decision! Looked out of his depth sadly. Glad the board have had the balls to do it! #lufc

@DanielPilmoor1: Bring back the messiah ! You know it makes sense. #lufc #bielsaball

@_DannyP9: Jesse Marsch – lovely bloke but results not good enough so right decision, wish him well. Don’t see the need for the directed abuse at him though 🤨 #LUFC

@nay_woods: Should have gone after Fulham but better late than never, just hope it’s not too late. Get this appointment right, please #lufc

@Viva_Bielsa91: I’m going to have faith in the board with this managerial appointment. They got Bielsa in, they got us up, they’ve spent big on the squad, they’ve acted and sacked Marsch! #lufc

@jsteer26: Marsch; a nice, genuine guy but it’s been clear for a while that his football style was never gonna work and no progress made at all, so had to go. This squad is arguably the best we’ve had (talent wise) since we’ve been back in the PL and it needs a proper coach to mould them. It was always going to be a tough gig for anyone following Bielsa, but the guy was out of his depth at this level (as proven with Leipzig) and his continuous sayings of needing more “clarity” and “focusing on the group” was tedious when results were clearly not coming. #lufc

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