The Lowdown: Leeds’ season so far
Earlier this month, it was reported that Marsch could be in danger of getting the sack due to Leeds’ shaky results this season.
However, it appears that Campbell has given his backing to the American regarding his future at Elland Road.
The Latest: Leeds backed to stick with Marsch
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Arsenal striker commended the job that the 49-year-old has done at Leeds so far and has urged the club’s board to stand by their manager and back him in the transfer market.
Campbell said: “I think he’s still got to get the balance right. But it’s exciting. The win against Bournemouth, the win at Anfield – and ultimately the game against Tottenham, even though they ended up losing. They’re conceding far too many goals, but they’re scoring a load too.
“I think they should stick with him. If they do it will be a real ride for the Leeds United fans, but it will be a good spectacle.
“A lot of people might look at Jesse Marsch and say he hasn’t done a good job. I think he’s done a brilliant job.
“When he came in, they looked dead and buried – and they haven’t spent a fortune. He needs a couple of transfer windows.”
The Verdict: Stick with Marsch for now
After keeping the club in the top flight at the end of last season and then getting heavily backed in the transfer market during the summer, we feel that it would make sense for Marsch to keep his job at Elland Road and to be given time to get the team on track.
However, one area that the 49-year-old should look to fix in his team is the defence, as only three other sides in the top flight have conceded more goals than the Whites (26).
As Campbell mentioned, the club could then look to the upcoming January transfer window to add some defensive reinforcements to their squad.
Looking ahead to the remainder of the season, while we predominantly feel that Leeds shouldn’t look to sack Marsch as of yet, there may come a point where a big decision will need to be made if it starts to look like another relegation battle will be on the horizon.
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