Chaotic tactics and lack of proven striker – Jesse Marsch’s time at Leeds

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Leeds have sacked Jesse Marsch following a poor run of results which have left them in a Premier League relegation battle.

The 49-year-old American had been in the role for just 12 months after succeeding Marcelo Bielsa in February.

Here, the PA news agency looks at five reasons why it failed to work out for the former New York Red Bulls, Salzburg and Leipzig boss.

Missed opportunity

Rodrigo is currently injured (David Davies/PA)

No Bamford, no goals

Patrick Bamford
Patrick Bamford has struggled for fitness and form (Mike Egerton/PA)

Chaos and confusion

Pascal Struijk battles for the ball
Leeds are in a relegation battle (Mike Egerton/PA)

The Bielsa factor

Marcelo Bielsa
Marcelo Bielsa guided Leeds back into the Premier League (Tim Goode/PA)

No case for defence

Leeds’ last Premier League win came in November (Ian Hodgson/PA)

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