On the heels of its 4-0 Premier League home defeat to Tottenham, Leeds United has now reportedly made a decision on the managerial status of Marcelo Bielsa.
According to a report from Talk Sport, Bielsa has left his role as manager of Leeds United via “mutual consent.”
Leeds United has reportedly already identified a possible replacement for the Argentine manager. Talk Sport further notes that club officials are eyeing Jesse Marsch as its new manager.
Marsch parted way with Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in December via mutual consent. He finished his tenure with the German side with five wins from the club’s opening 14 matches in Bundesliga play, as the side sat outside the top-four of the league standings in the first half of the campaign.
Marsch reportedly will now manage a Leeds United side that currently sits at 16th place in the Premier League table, as it has not won a single league fixture since its 3-2 victory over West Ham in mid-January.
For Bielsa, he now reportedly leaves Leeds United after a four-season managerial stint. He guided Leeds United to Premier League promotion after winning the EFL Championship in the 2019-2020 campaign. Leeds United just missed out on qualifying for the UEFA Europa Conference League competition last season following its ninth-place finish — a mere three points behind seventh-place Tottenham.
Bielsa’s future with Leeds United was already much in question entering the season, as he was set to be out of a contract in June.
Leeds United now will continue its relegation battle in its upcoming away clash against Leicester City next week.