David Anderson has dropped an update on Leeds United’s potential appointment of Jesse Marsch.
In a recent post on Twitter, The Mirror journalist claimed that Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta still hope to conclude a deal to appoint the 48-year-old manager as Marcelo Bielsa’s successor in the Elland Road dugout, however, Anderson goes on to state that the club still have to negotiate the red tape that comes with the American’s appointment.
In his post, the journalist said: “It is my understanding that Leeds are still working on confirming Jesse Marsch’s appointment as Marcelo Bielsa’s successor today. Marsch has agreed to come and the club are trying to cut through the official red tape that goes with the American’s appointment.”
While Anderson does not specifically state what the “red tape” Leeds must cut through in order to confirm the appointment of Marsch as their next manager, the journalist is more than likely referring to the 48-year-old acquiring a visa which would allow him to work in the UK.
And, with the former Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig boss having amassed roughly three years of work in Germany, it would not appear to be too much of a problem for the American to be granted a permit allowing him to take up the vacant managerial position at Elland Road.
However, as long as the permit has not been granted, Radrizzani, Orta and fans of the Whites will undoubtedly all be sweating on the outcome of Marsch’s visa application.
Should he be denied for whatever reason, the club will have no choice but to turn their search for a new manager elsewhere – something that would undoubtedly come as a gutting blow to Orta especially, who is believed to have been sounding out Marsch as Bielsa’s replacement for the last two years.
With that in mind, having to turn to an alternative solution would all but throw away over 100 weeks of planning for this moment right here.