Jesse Marsch is ‘about’ to finalise his move to Leeds United after they sacked Marcelo Bielsa on Sunday.
That’s according to BILD, who say that there are ‘only a few papers missing’ before he can complete the move to Elland Road.
Bielsa’s four-year reign was brought to an end by Leeds yesterday following the 4-0 defeat to Tottenham on Saturday.
That result came amid a poor run of form for the Whites, who became the first Premier League club to concede 20 goals in a month after the defeat to Spurs.
That followed a 6-0 loss to Anfield, 4-2 defeat to Manchester United and 3-0 humbling to Everton earlier in the month.
Marsch has quickly been made the clear favourite to take up Bielsa’s position as head coach, with reports in England making it clear that a deal was imminent.
BILD back that up, stating that the former RB Leipzig boss is very close to completing his deal with Leeds. According to them, there ‘only a few papers missing’ to be signed and finalised before he can take charge.
They also now state that Marsch is expected to ‘save’ Leeds from relegation this season, with them currently just two points outside of the relegation zone.
Whether he can remains to be seen, but it seems Leeds have got their man and are getting him in post-haste following Bielsa’s departure.