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Leeds United to sack under-fire manager Marcelo Bielsa, Jesse Marsch identified as replacement

Leeds United have decided to sack under-fire boss Marcelo Bielsa following the 4-0 heavy defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, according to renowned Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The defeat was Leeds’ fourth in a row in the Premier League, and they are now without a win in their last six outings.

The Argentine manager inspired Leeds to the Championship title in 2019/20, guiding them back to the English top-flight after 16 years. 

Leeds were impressive throughout last season in the Premier League, finishing ninth in the table.

However, they have failed to live up to expectations this season, and the defeat against Spurs leaves them 16th in the Premier League table, two points above the relegation zone.

Romano reports that Leeds are in talks to terminate Bielsa’s contract and have identified former RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch as his replacement.

The American was sacked by Leipzig in December following a poor run of results in Bundesliga, with Domenico Tedesco later becoming his replacement.

Marsch moved to Leipzig from the sister club RB Salzburg last summer as a successor to Julian Nagelsmann, who joined Bayern Munich.

However, he failed to bring the same level of success as his predecessor, with Leipzig getting knocked out of the Champions League group stage.

Marsch faces a massive task to bail Leeds out of relegation trouble if he moves to Elland Road.

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