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Leeds: Boos for Jesse Marsch suggest manager’s job could be under threat

Journalist Beren Cross has claimed that Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch could soon be under pressure after he was booed on the weekend.

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While they eventually managed to salvage their FA Cup tie against Cardiff City on Sunday afternoon it was hardly the sort of display to fill fans with confidence.

Indeed, coming into the game, the Championship opposition had not scored in nearly six hours of football and are the lowest scorers in their division. And yet, after 31 minutes they had netted twice against Leeds.

Luckily for Marsch, his men found the resolve to come back from two goals down and pick up a 2-2 draw which will take the game to a replay, but it was a stark reminder of just how hot and cold the team can blow under the American.

Writing an article for LeedsLive, Cross noted that Leeds were booed at halftime, and claimed that this could mean ‘patience is wearing thin’.

He explained: “Pressure building on Marsch once again.

“If the deflating double-header defeats to Leicester City and Fulham pushed Marsch to the precipice for the first time in his Leeds tenure, when does he next look over the edge? The boos at half-time in Wales would suggest patience is wearing thin once more.”

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Running out of time?

Those losses to Leicester and Fulham which Cross brings up were the final two games in a run where the Whites failed to win in eight consecutive Premier League matches.

They ended that poor form with a remarkable victory away from home against Liverpool but since football returned after the break for the World Cup, they have played four matches drawing three, losing one, and winning none.

With that in mind, it’s little wonder the away support voiced their anger during the break against Cardiff. The fightback suggests that Marsch’s players are still on board but more consistency is needed if he is to truly turn things around.

Leeds may look safe sitting 14th in the league but in reality they are just two points above the bottom three and five points from Southampton at the very foot of the table.

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