Leeds United suffered four consecutive defeats in their last four league fixtures, during which they conceded 17 goals and scored only twice in the process.
The Whites’ latest defeat came at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday and a day later, Leeds confirmed they have ‘parted company’ with Marcelo Bielsa, the manager that helped them get promoted to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years.
Leeds are 16th in the table with 23 points, leading 17th place Everton by a point and two points ahead of 18th place Burnley. The latter two, however, have two games in hand and winning at least one of them can seen them get ahead of the Whites in the table.
Bielsa’s exit from Elland Road has forced the English club to look for a new manager who can help them get out of the difficult situation in the league.
Jesse Marsch, who is without a job since leaving RB Leipzig last December, emerged as a contender to replace the Argentine. That’s according to Gianluca Di Marzio, who add the American has been ‘chosen as Bielsa’s successor’.
— Gianluigi Longari (@Glongari) February 27, 2022
Sportitalia journalist Gianluigi Longari took to Twitter to explain that Marsch is ‘set to be appointed’ as the new Leeds manager.
Longari made these claims on Sunday, a day after stating the 48-year-old is one of the ‘possible candidates’ to replace Bielsa at Elland Road.