Leeds: Marsch Sacked After defeat to relegation rivals Forest

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Leeds have sacked manager Jesse Marsch following Sunday’s disappointing 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest.

The West Yorkshire outfit are outside the Premier League drop area on goal distinction having failed to win any of their last seven top-flight games.

Marsch, 49, lasted much less than 12 months in cost at Elland Road after being appointed as Marcelo Bielsa’s successor in late February 2022.

A club statement said: “We would like to thank Jesse and his backroom staff for their efforts and want them well for the future.

“The manner of appointing a new head coach is beneath way and we will continue to keep supporters up to date throughout the coming days.”

The American coach kept the Whites in the Premier League in 2021-22 however his side have struggled to kick on and climb the table this term, despite being backed closely in the transfer market.

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USA internationals Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson were recruited closing summer, with fellow Stars and Stripes midfielder added on loan last month.

Club-record signing Georginio Rutter was additionally purchased, for a reported £36million.

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West Brom boss Carlos Corberan — Bielsa’s former assistant at Elland Road — has been earmarked as the early favored to take the reins.

Leeds will face Manchester United twice in the coming days, first making the trip to Old Trafford on Wednesday night before hosting the Red Devils on Sunday.

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