By Wayne Veysey

12th Nov, 2022 | 7:30am

Sources: Leeds United could still sack Jesse Marsch as new details emerge

Jesse Marsch is still on shaky ground at Leeds United despite overseeing two consecutive Premier League wins, sources have told Football Insider.

The American manager, 49, has appeared to have put his United career on the right track following the last-gasp victories at Liverpool and against Bournemouth at home.

They have taken Leeds to the relative comfort of 12th in the Premier League table and three points clear of the relegation zone.

But Leeds chiefs are still not convinced and some among the hierarchy fear the club could be dragged into a season-long relegation battle if they do not make a managerial change during the upcoming mid-season break.

Marsch and his backroom staff were convinced they would have been sacked had Leeds lost to Liverpool at Anfield on 29 October.

It is believed, says one well-placed source, that the coaches and players were “very nervous” in the dressing room and around the corridors at Anfield before that Saturday night clash.

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In the event, United seized gratefully on a horrible early Joe Gomez error to take an early lead and build a platform for a memorable away win secured by Crysencio Summerville’s late goal.

The 4-3 triumph over Bournemouth was also a seat-of-the-pants affair and came through a remarkable comeback after Leeds had been 3-1 down after an hour.

A third consecutive win on Saturday – United travel to Tottenham – would surely grant Marsch the new year and the January window to build on the improvements over the last few weeks.

Football Insider revealed last month (25 October) after four consecutive defeat that Leeds were paving the way behind the scenes for a potential manager change by compiling a shortlist of potential replacements.

United chiefs are well aware of the strong feeling of supporters who fear relegation.

It was only a few weeks ago that boos rang around Elland Road at full-time, mixed with chants of ‘what is going on?’ and ‘sack the board’.

Leeds’ next two fixtures either side of the World Cup break are against Tottenham and Manchester City.

United have a poor record against Spurs and, since returning to the top flight in 2020, have conceded 34 goals in their 14 league matches in London.

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