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Southampton: Jesse Marsch appointment would not go down well

Southampton: Jesse Marsch appointment would not go down well -Southampton News

Southampton appointing Jesse Marsch as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s possible replacement would be met negatively by supporters, according to journalist Dean Jones.

The Lowdown: Hasenhuttl under pressure

The Saints suffered another disappointing afternoon in the Premier League on Saturday, losing 1-0 away to Crystal Palace courtesy of an Odsonne Edouard goal.

It means that the pressure has been further cranked up on Hasenhuttl, with his side now 17th in the table and with few signs of anything changing for the better.

It was reported earlier this month that Southampton have considered Marsch as a potential successor to the Austrian at St Mary’s, although he too is reportedly fighting for his job at Leeds United.

The Latest: Journalist cools Marsch talk

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones claimed that the American would not be a sensible appointment by the Saints and that the fans wouldn’t get behind it given his current struggles at Elland Road.

The journalist stated:

“I think Jesse Marsch’s overall credentials would probably fit with what Southampton would look for. But at the moment, it would, I would imagine, be an unpopular appointment based on the fact that things are going pretty badly for him at Leeds.”

The Verdict: Would be a risk

It appears to be reaching a stage where the hierarchy at Southampton could be considering a change of manager, with things growing stagnant under Hasenhuttl.

That being said, Marsch wouldn’t feel like an upgrade on him at all given his struggles at Leeds, where he has failed to win over the fan base, and the Saints would need to bring in someone of proven pedigree.

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That’s not to say the Leeds boss isn’t out of his depth, having managed in the Champions League with Red Bull Salzburg, but appointing him would be a big risk by the Saints, especially if he becomes available due to getting the sack in Yorkshire.

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