Fans brand Marsch's sacking 'a huge misjudgment' after latest loss

‘Leeds fans owe Jesse Marsch an apology’: Fans brand American’s sacking ‘a huge misjudgment’ after latest defeat under Javi Gracia sent team ever closer to relegation zone

  • Jesse Marsch was sacked by Leeds in February with the team 17th in the league
  • Javi Gracia has overseen three losses – and fans are talking about Marsch again
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Premier League fans have called Leeds’ sacking of Jesse Marsch ‘a huge misjudgment’ after the team edged closer to the relegation zone – despite sacking their American boss.

Marsch has been a figure of fun among many supporters, but a fourth defeat in five under new boss Javi Gracia has led some to ask whether the problem at Leeds was the manager, or the players themselves. 

Saturday’s latest low came at Craven Cottage, as Leeds followed up 5-1 and 6-1 home defeats to Palace and Liverpool with a 2-1 loss at Fulham.

The result took them within two points of the relegation zone, and fans were quick to take to Twitter to spare a thought for Marsch.

‘Maybe just maybe Jesse Marsch is actually a good manager,’ one fan wrote, while another added: ‘Leeds sacking Jesse Marsch was a huge misjudgement.’

Jesse Marsch was sacked by Leeds in February after overseeing a poor run of results

After Leeds’ latest defeat, fans backed Marsch and said it was a mistake sacking the American

Elsewhere, one fan noted: ‘Leeds fans owe Jesse Marsch an apology. Their players are just abject garbage. Jesus of Nazareth would lead this team to relegation.’

It was also said that ‘Jesse Marsch had this lot performing as the 11th/12th best team in the league most of the season but was let down by poor goalkeeping/finishing at crucial times.’

There were, though, fans of the opposite opinion, with one Leeds fan claiming that ‘Jesse Marsch has killed this team.’

The American was fired on February 6 with the team sitting 17th in the league, just one place above the relegation zone, only outside it on goal difference.

At the time, Leeds had gone seven games without a win.

Next up under Gracia, as he looks to stop his own slide, is Leicester and Bournemouth – two other relegation-threatened teams. 

Gracia (right) has overseen three straight defeats, conceding five, six and two in those games

Other supporters claimed Marsch ‘couldn’t have done much more’ in charge of Leeds United

Elsewhere, some Leeds fans believe it was Marsch that ‘killed this team’ before Gracia arrived

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