Jesse-marsch

Premier League club Leeds United have sacked their manager, Jesse Marsch. The American coach and his backroom staff, Rene Maric, Cameron Toshack and Pierre Barrieu have been relieved from their respective duties after the club's shambolic performance in PL 2022-23. The decision was taken after the club's 0-1 defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forest. 

"Leeds United can confirm head coach Jesse Marsch has been relieved of his duties.  Jesse joined the club in February 2022 and was instrumental in keeping the club in the Premier League on the final day of last season," the club said in a statement on Monday.

"Rene Maric, Cameron Toshack and Pierre Barrieu will also leave the club.  We would like to thank Jesse and his backroom staff for their efforts and wish them well for the future.  The process of appointing a new head coach is underway and we will continue to keep supporters up to date throughout the coming days."

Notably, Leeds haven't won in the Premier League since November. They are 17th and only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.

Leeds play Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday and again at Elland Road on Sunday.  Marsch's side won only four of their 20 league matches this season, with six draws and 10 defeats.

Defeat by Nottingham Forest in his final match in charge left him with a 25% win-rate after 32 Premier League games as Leeds boss.  A former coach of RB Leipzig, New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Salzburg, he took over with Leeds 16th in the table.