Leeds board 'might admit' they made Elland Road 'mistake'

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch shows his displeasure

Leeds United‘s board may start to regret replacing Marcelo Bielsa with Jesse Marsch, believes talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook.

The 48-year-old has been unable to steer Leeds away from relegation trouble, and Crook thinks Andrea Radrizzani and co might admit that his appointment was a mistake if the Yorkshire club do end up going down.

What happened in Leeds’ last game?

Leeds picked up a crucial point in their fight for survival after drawing 1-1 with Brighton last Sunday.

Pascal Struijk’s last-minute equaliser gave supporters reason to celebrate in a game where they had expressed their frustration over how this season has gone at the Leeds board.

On the Leeds fans protesting against the club’s hierarchy and chanting Bielsa’s name, Marsch said (via Daily Mail): ‘I did not hear any of that, I was focused on the match and I thought the fans pushed us really well. They helped us get the win (sic), that’s what we need.”

Next up for Marsch’s men is a trip to Brentford – their final fixture of the campaign which could become a must-win game depending on other results.

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What has Crook said about Leeds?

Crook thinks the Leeds board might admit that sacking Bielsa was a mistake if the club do go on to get relegated, though he believes they would already be down had the Argentine not have been dismissed.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the talkSPORT journalist 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.”

Should Leeds sack Marsch if they go down?

No. They were already in deep trouble when they appointed him, sitting just two points above the relegation zone at the time.

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The American came in late and has not always had his best players available, with the likes of Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford suffering from injuries, so he walked into a messy situation with a short amount of time to fix things.

It was a big decision to get rid of Bielsa, so to ditch his replacement after only a few months would certainly not look good on the Leeds board.

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