Leeds United sack manager Jesse Marsch

Leeds United have sacked their manager Jesse Marsch after less than a year in charge.

Jesse Marsch

The Whites lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest at City Ground on Sunday, which was their seventh Premier League game without a win. Despite splashing the cash over the summer and in the January transfer window, performances have not improved they quickly came to the conclusion that Jesse Marsch was not the right person to take the club forward.

Leeds United are 17th in the table—above the relegation zone only on goal difference. The Yorkshire club’s last league win was on November 5 against Bournemouth.

Leeds narrowly escaped relegation last season, finishing 17th after Jesse Marsch succeeded Marcelo Bielsa in February. Marsch’s part of the backroom staff—coaches Rene Maric, Cameron Toshack and Pierre Barrieu—have also been sacked.

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

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

Leeds play rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening before hosting them at Elland Road on Sunday in the Premier League. Chris Armas, who was appointed as Marsch’s assistant just last week, along with coaches Michael Skubala and Paco Gallardo will take charge of the team against Man United in midweek.

Carlos Corberan favourite to succeed Jesse Marsch

West Brom manager Carlos Corberan has reportedly emerged as Leeds United’s top target to replace Jesse Marsch as their new head coach.

Carlos Corberan, 39, is doing a fine job with West Brom and is on course to guide them to the playoffs as it stands. The Spaniard spent three years with Leeds between 2017 and 2020, managing the Under-23s and also closely with Marcelo Bielsa. He then decided to leave the Yorkshire club and take up the head coach position at Huddersfield Town, guiding the club to the playoffs in his second season before resigning after being beaten by Nottingham Forest in the final.

After just 11 games with Greek giants Olympiakos, Corberan returned to the Championship earlier this season and has impressed at the Hawthorns, winning 11 of his 16 matches at the helm which has seen West Brom rise up to sixth in the table. The 39-year-old’s previous links with Leeds have put the club in a strong position to lure him away from West Brom, although it won’t be easy.

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