Sean Dyche has been linked with a possible move to replace Jesse Marsch at Elland Road, with the American’s future at Leeds United under intense pressure – but Patrick Bamford would surely be left fuming if the club did choose Dyche.
Marsch is close to the sack at Leeds, after eight Premier League games without a win. Only two points have been added to the seven collected in the first three games, from those eight matches. Leeds are now in the relegation zone.
While Leeds are not actively pursuing a new manager as things stand, Dyche has been mentioned. The board held a meeting on Sunday after the Fulham loss, according to MailPlus, but it was not to replace Marsch. Instead, to help him.
The same article states that 51-year-old Dyche is not being considered, yet. But that could change if Leeds lose heavily to Liverpool, or more importantly, fail to beat Bournemouth next weekend at Elland Road. Dyche might be considered.
Dyche seems to have a mixed response from Leeds fans on social media. Some do not want his style of play, others feel he would give Leeds a good chance of staying up. But one player would not want to see his club hire Dyche.
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That is Patrick Bamford. The England striker played under Dyche at Burnley. Speaking to the Mail in 2021, Bamford shared a chat he had with Dyche over his game time. “It wasn’t an issue until I started asking why I wasn’t playing.
“Then the manager started citing other reasons: ‘born with a silver spoon in your mouth’, ‘listening to too many people influencing you outside of football’. I didn’t think that was right.”
Marsch under pressure: Bamford would be fuming if Leeds choose Dyche
It seems as though the chances of Leeds actually appointing Dyche are minimal. Marsch continues to get the backing of the Leeds board – but a heavy loss to Liverpool might change that. A loss to Bournemouth, and it is hard to defend.
Marsch does have credit in the bank and we are at an early stage in the season. Fans frustration does play a part, but a result at Anfield and a win over Bournemouth would instantly see Marsch well-liked among the supporters, again.
Even if Marsch is sacked, though, Dyche would hardly fit the long-term project of the club. If Dyche were to come in at Leeds, though, it would be interesting to see how Bamford responds. Water under the bridge, or seek an exit?