LONDON: Leeds are looking for a new manager after sacking Jesse Marsch following a run of seven matches without a Premier League victory.

Marsch, who was appointed as Marcelo Bielsa’s replacement in February last year, lost his job a day after a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest.

He won 11 of 37 games – eight of 32 in the league – and found himself a target for angry fans following defeat at the City Ground.

The former RB Leipzig boss leaves the club 17th in the table, above the relegation zone only on goal difference.

Bielsa was sacked on the back of an exceptionally tough run of games – losing to Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham – with an injury-ravaged squad and although Marsch has not enjoyed the same run of fixtures, he may count himself unfortunate.

West Bromwich Albion manager Carlos Corberan is the early favourite to replace Marsch with Mauricio Pochettino second favourite.

Corberan, who was part of Leeds’ backroom staff prior to Marcelo Bielsa’s appointment, by called in by West Brom manager only in October but has led them on a run of 10 wins in 13 league games.
Pochettino, the ex-Tottenham and Southampton manager, has been out of work since being sacked by PSG last July.