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Leeds United: Journalist highlights potential mistake from the board

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Journalist Alex Crook has claimed that the Leeds United board may have to admit their mistake by appointing Jesse Marsch if they get relegated.

Leeds have struggled this season, and Marcelo Bielsa was sacked after a torrid run of results left the Whites in deep trouble. The Argentinian’s sacking led to the appointment of American coach Marsch, who has the club still with their Premier League fate hanging in the balance.

Despite losing his first two games in charge, Marsch led the side on a five-game unbeaten run, but they have picked up just one point from their last four games, which means they could slip into the bottom three with one game to go if Burnley avoid defeat in their game in hand tonight.

If Leeds end up getting relegated to the Championship, Crook said to GiveMeSport that the board may have to apologise to the fans for hiring Marsch.

He said: “I’m not sure Jesse Marsch was necessarily the right appointment, so maybe if they go down, they might admit that was a mistake.

“But if Bielsa had stayed, I think they’d be down already because they were heading nowhere, and actually, Jesse Marsch’s points return is not bad when you consider the type of teams that he’s had to play lately. They’ve been losing games you’d expect them to lose, but I think with Bielsa, they’d be down already.”

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TIF Thoughts on Crook’s comments…

Marsch has been dealt a difficult hand since his introduction at Elland Road. He was thrown in at the deep end, picking up an injury-riddled side, and in the grand scheme of things, he has not done badly.

There is always going to be an affiliation between the fans and Bielsa after he gained them promotion to the top flight for the first time in 16 years, but Marsch has given the club a new lease of life and somewhat steadied the ship by picking up some vital points.

The American coach has given Leeds a chance of survival with one game to go, and although their destiny might not end up in their hands on the final day, he has done well to pick up some valuable points and give the side a chance of remaining in the top flight in such a short space of time.

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