West Ham United boss David Moyes has told his pre-match press conference – as per Football London – that it might take “a bit of time” for Jesse Marsch to make things work at Leeds United, but has every confidence he can do so.
Marsch, 49, has made a difficult start to life as Leeds manager since taking over from Marcelo Bielsa in February. His 30th outing as Leeds boss came against Newcastle – a 0-0 draw. In those 30 games, he has won only nine, losing 14.
However, Leeds have kept faith with Marsch – proven by the fact he is still in the job, and signing another of his former players this week. Austria star Max Wober is the fourth player Leeds have signed, Marsch has worked with beforehand.
The Whites currently sit in 14th place with 16 points from 16 games. They have a game in hand over all of the teams from 12th to rock-bottom Forest. But the pressure is still on. Moyes gave his verdict before Wednesday night’s match.
“If you understand the Red Bull model, you understand Jesse Marsch. He’s done it very well, he’s implicated it very well. It’s something that might take a bit of time,” Moyes said when asked about Marsch, in his latest press conference.
West Ham boss Moyes: Might take a bit of time for Marsch at Leeds
It is fair to say that a defeat for either manager would pile the pressure on. West Ham currently sit in a very low 17th place in the Premier League table, having qualified for Europe in the prior two. They need to start picking up results.
A lack of funds cannot give Moyes time, given the amount of spending done in the summer. West Ham need a win more than Leeds, but the Whites will be straight back under the microscope if the Hammers pick up three points.