Leeds United are still working on a deal to bring in Jesse Marsch as the Whites’ new manager, according to journalist David Anderson.
The Lowdown: Marsch incoming at Leeds?
Marcelo Bielsa was sacked on Sunday, a decision which left many of the club’s supporters deeply unhappy, given his huge popularity.
Marsch looks like the overriding favourite to replace the 66-year-old, with a report on Monday morning claiming that the American could even be named as Leeds’ new manager before the day is out.
Another update has now emerged regarding the situation, as a deal for the 48-year-old seemingly moves closer.
The Latest: Marsch has ‘agreed’ to join Leeds
Taking to Twitter, Anderson claimed that talks are continuing and that Marsch has agreed to take the reins at Elland Road.
The journalist revealed: “It is my understanding that Leeds are still working on confirming Jesse Marsch’s appointment as Marcelo Bielsa’s successor today. Marsch has agreed to come and the club are trying to cut through the official red tape that goes with the American’s appointment.”
The Verdict: Seems a matter of time
It looks like merely a matter of time until Marsch is unveiled as the Whites’ new manager, in what has the potential to be an exciting appointment.
The American won two Austrian Bundesliga titles and two Austrian Cups during his time at RB Salzburg, highlighting his trophy-winning pedigree, and he will likely bring a similar tactical philosophy to Bielsa.
However, Marsch could have a huge job on his hands keeping Leeds in the Premier League, with confidence low and the likes of Liam Cooper, Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford all still out injured.
In other news, another manager has been name-checked as a possible Bielsa replacement. Read more here.
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