By Tam McManus

19th Nov, 2022 | 7:00am

Pundit fears Leeds United in 'really hard position' after source's Jesse Marsch update

Jesse Marsch should receive the full backing of Leeds United in the January transfer window.

That’s according to former Hibernian striker Tam McManus, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the American’s future.

Leeds United had gone eight games without a win from mid-August until the end of October – but Marsch oversaw wins against Liverpool and Bournemouth to lift his side to 15th in the table.

The Whites signed off for the mid-season World Cup break with a thrilling 4-3 away loss at Tottenham on Saturday (12 November).

Football Insider revealed that morning that Marsch is still on shaky ground at Leeds United despite the recent turnaround in form.

McManus expects the club to fully back Marsch in January.

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“He’s still going to be the manager when they play their next game,” McManus told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild.

“I don’t see how anything changes over the next few weeks. That then puts Leeds in a really hard position if they do sack him in January then people will wonder why they didn’t get rid of him during the break.

“But he’s the manager. He should still be there in January and the club have to back him. They need to give him what he needs to get them out of trouble.

“You can’t just have a manager there who you don’t back because you think he won’t be there long. You have to 100% back your man in that situation.

“Leeds have shown signs over the last few weeks that they know what they are doing.

“But they need to turn good games into results or pressure will count on Marsch again.”

In other news, pundit “blown away” as Leeds United find Patrick Bamford replacement.