Journalist: Leeds could target Champions League manager if Jesse Marsch is sacked
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Journalist: Leeds could target Champions League manager if Jesse Marsch is sacked

Dean Jones has told Give Me Sport that Leeds United could look to pursue Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou if Jesse Marsch is sacked – though the pressure on Marsch’s shoulders has subsided somewhat after a win over Liverpool.

Marsch, 48, watched on as his side produced a stunning performance to beat Liverpool at Anfield. Virgil van Dijk’s first-ever defeat at Liverpool’s home ground. It ended a stretch of two months and eight games without a win.

Leeds have climbed into a much safer 15th place, with a game on hand on the majority of Premier League sides. So, the pressure is somewhat relieved on Marsch. But anything other than a win against Bournemouth, and it is back on.

With Tottenham after Bournemouth, failing to beat the Cherries could open up the possibility of just three wins from 14 league games. Not good enough. So, sacking Marsch during the World Cup break is still a possibility.

Jones claims that Australian manager Postecoglou could be the gaffer Leeds turn to, if Marsch is given his marching orders. Postecoglou has been impressing north of the border, since arriving at Celtic in the summer of 2021.

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“If they do have to change manager, it’ll be the names that get linked with all the other jobs at the moment, and Postecoglou, and people like that, will probably be in the frame too,” Jones told Give Me Sport, this week.

Leeds could look to pursue Celtic boss Postecoglou is Marsch is sacked

Postecoglou, 57, is a top manager. Arriving at Celtic, not many had heard of him. But his work in Japan was impressive, winning the J-League with Yokohama F. Marinos. At Celtic, he has won 55 of his 80 games in charge.

Last season, he won the Scottish Premiership. A good achievement, made even better by the fact Rangers had won the league the year previous, unbeaten. Celtic were broken. Stiliyan Petrov says he has done an “incredible job”.

He has completely changed the system, the style. Celtic fans are not only delighted with the amount of goals scored and games won, but the way they are doing it. He would be a superb appointment at Leeds, if Marsch goes.

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