Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Leeds United chief Victor Orta wasn’t ‘all in on Jesse Marsch’, GiveMeSport report.
The Lowdown: Marsch’s first win
It was third time lucky for Marsch in his search for a first win as manager following defeats to Leicester City and Aston Villa.
Will Marsch keep Leeds up?
Yes, I still have faith!
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Young forward Joe Gelhardt was the hero in stoppage time in a 2-1 victory against Norwich, with the Whites now looking to pull away from the bottom three with another positive result at Molineux.
Games with Wolves, Southampton and Watford could go a long way in the club’s push to avoid the drop, but Jones has suggested Orta had a few others in mind to replace Marcelo Bielsa instead of Marsch.
The Latest: Jones’ claim
Talking to GiveMeSport, Jones had this to say regarding the director of football:
“Orta I know had a couple of people in mind for this job and he wasn’t all in on Jesse Marsch, but he is a supporter of his. He does hope it works out.”
The Verdict: Interesting…
Reports prior to Bielsa’s sacking name-checked Ernesto Valverde and Carlos Corberan as possible candidates alongside Marsch. However, what is interesting is that Jones believes Orta ‘wasn’t all in’ when it comes to the American.
Phil Hay suggested that Orta had been tracking Marsch for around two years and believed his style of play would help when it came to replacing Bielsa.
It will prove to be a solid call by the board if the Whites stay up with Marsch in charge, but if they suffer relegation, Orta and co will be the first to be questioned, and perhaps we could even see a quick switch to someone like Corberan as a result.
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