Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch is set to be given time to turn things around at Elland Road, according to a reliable journalist.
The Lowdown: Marsch under growing pressure
The Whites were beaten 2-0 away to Leicester City in the Premier League on Thursday in what was a limp performance from start to finish.
The disgruntled travelling supporters made their feelings known during and after the game, with pressure now increasingly growing on Marsch.
Despite the American clinging to his job a little, it looks as though his sacking isn’t yet on the cards, following a new claim.
The Latest: Leeds show faith in Marsch
According to The Telegraph‘s Mike McGrath, Marsch will have a few games to prove his worth and improve Leeds’ fortunes, rather than being relieved of his duties now.
It is noted that he was ‘jeered’ by his own fans at the Leicester game, but the Elland Road hierarchy have faith in him to get the Whites out of their current slump.
The Verdict: Fulham game feels huge
Sunday’s visit of Fulham to Yorkshire feels absolutely massive for Marsch, especially with a daunting trip to Liverpool on the horizon next Saturday night.
Failure to beat the Cottagers will surely lead to many dissenting voices inside Elland Road, and if another defeat ensures, the Whites’ hierarchy may feel that it is time to part ways with the 48-year-old.
That may not be in keeping with McGrath’s update, which suggests that Marsch may have at least until the World Cup break to prove his worth, but dropped points at home to Fulham, despite their improving form, could be too disappointing to ignore.