Former USMNT star turned soccer pundit Alexi Lalas fears fellow American Jesse Marsch may soon be out of a job after a difficult spell at Leeds United.
The Elland Road club lost 3-2 at home to promoted Fulham last Sunday, extending their winless run to eight games in all competitions.
While Marsch saved the club from relegation last season, he may not get the chance twice if Lalas’ hunch pans out.
Leeds manager Jesse Marsch is facing increasing scrutiny after their latest loss, at home to Fulham.
“Firstly a bit of context – there is no shame in losing to Fulham, a good solid team and most people would see them as better than Leeds,” Lalas said of Leeds’ latest result in his State of the Union Podcast.
Leeds started brilliantly, taking the lead after 20 minutes through Rodrigo before Alexsandar Mitrovic, Bobby Reid and Willian turned the game around and gave Fulham a 3-1 lead.
Crysencio Summerville brought some late consolation for the hosts but did little to appease Leeds fans who chanted ‘what the hell was that?’ after the final whistle.
Former USMNT star Alexi Lalas thinks the Leeds manager may not be gone for long at work
Leeds started brilliantly but were unable to stop Fulham’s powerful attack, conceding three at Elland Rd.
“Jesse Marsch, your job is to keep this team going this year,” Lalas continued. ‘A team like Fulham, at least you want to go for a point.
“When it comes to Leeds at the moment and Jesse Marsch, yes, he is under pressure and rightfully so.
“Not because he’s an American coach, but because he’s a coach in a situation where they’re trying to get someone who can stabilize the ship and keep them in the league.”
“I don’t know if or when they pulled the plug, but the screaming when it comes to fans has gotten loud.
Leeds have now lost four league games in a row and have fallen to the PL relegation zone.
This could be the last week we see Jesse Marsch. Although Liverpool is not the Liverpool of old, it is still Liverpool.
The Whites travel to Anfield where a wounded Liverpool awaits them after suffering humiliation in the Midlands, losing last Saturday 1-0 against bottom club Nottingham Forest.
Forest still sit bottom, although they are on the same points as the relegation zone residents in Leeds.
Marsch’s side last won against Chelsea in the league on August 21, and that will have to change quickly if the American or his club are to survive.
Leeds’ last victory came on 21 August when the Yorkshire team won 3-0 against Chelsea.
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