Jesse Marsch sacked by Leeds weeks after Newcastle jibe
Jesse Marsch sacked by Leeds weeks after Newcastle jibe
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Jesse Marsch sacked by Leeds weeks after Newcastle jibe

Just weeks after commenting on Newcastle United’s financial situation, Jesse Marsch has been sacked as Leeds United manager.

The American has lost his job at Elland Road after his side lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest on Sunday thanks to Brennan Johnson’s brilliant strike.

The result means that Leeds have won just two games in their last 17 Premier League fixtures, and now their hierarchy have decided to act.

Pressure has been seriously mounting on Marsch, and now he becomes the second Premier League manager to lose his job in 2023 after Frank Lampard.

The 49-year-old leaves his job as Leeds boss after less than a year, having been appointed on February 28th 2022.

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Marsch came up against Newcastle once during his tenure, with his side drawing 0-0 with the Magpies on New Year’s Eve. And he had some interesting words about Eddie Howe’s side before the game.

Jesse Marsch aimed money jibe at Newcastle last year

He spoke to the press ahead of the game between Newcastle and Leeds late last year, and commented on the Magpies’ rise following the change of ownership.

“Money is always helpful,” he told Leeds Live.

“I’ve seen Eddie’s comments as well and then you don’t want to slight the job he’s done because he’s done an amazing job. But we all know that in this world of football, it’s something that’s different than American sports, where we have salary caps, and everyone has a chance when the season starts, I’m sorry, but the way that European football works, that’s just not the case.

“So how do you build? Well, one is a process and continuing to invest every penny the right way, which we are trying to do. Another one is a massive influx of money. I mean, take Chelsea 25 years ago, take Newcastle now, take Man City 15 years ago.”

Marsch seemed to forget about all the money he spent before being sacked

Newcastle have spent a lot of money since the takeover, but so has pretty much every Premier League club.

Leeds are no strangers to splashing the cash, although their coughers were boosted during the summer following the departures of Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips.

They have reinvested every penny in their playing squad, but Marsch has been unable to get a tune out of the new recruits and the players he inherited. In contrast, Howe has made his original players better, while Newcastle’s recruitment has been spot on.

On the face of it, Leeds have brought in good players and it is a surprise to see them so low down in the table. They are currently 17th after 20 games.

Even watching them, they look like they have been unfortunate on more than one occasion. But Leeds fans know their club best, and the growing feeling has been that Marsch needs to go.

Now they have got their wish, and someone else is going to come in and try and guide the team that Marsch built away from the relegation zone.