Leeds sack Jesse Marsch as internal boardroom tension grows

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Leeds United have sacked manager Jesse Marsch following a disappointing defeat to Nottingham Forest on Sunday. The Whites are hovering above the relegation zone on goal difference, with a daunting double-header against Manchester United on the horizon. 

Leeds are sliding towards the relegation zone amid a torrid run of form, with Marsch taking ‘full responsibility’ after defeat to Forest. The Whites were embroiled in a relegation dogfight last season, staying up on the final day thanks to an away win at Brentford. 

The hierarchy at Elland Road were supposedly weighing up whether to axe Marsch last month, but instead backed him with a handful of promising transfer deals. It appears as though their patience wore thin, however, as the club have confirmed that Marsch is no longer in charge. 

Reports indicate that there was fierce debate in the boardroom, with Leeds sporting director Victor Orta among those backing Marsch to carry on before the final decision was made, according to The Daily Mail. 


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