Jesse Marsch's coaching career:
1. Montreal Impact (2012), 12 wins, 16 losses, 6 ties (1.24 points per game)
2. NY Red Bulls (2015-18), 62 wins, 38 losses, 25 ties (1.69 points per game)
Titles: MLS Supporters' Shield (2015, *2018)
3. Red Bull Salzburg (2019-21), 47 wins, 7 losses, 10 ties (2.36 points per game)
Titles: Austrian Bundesliga (2020-21), Austrian OFB-Cup (2020-21)
4. RB Leipzig (2021), 5 wins, 6 losses 3 ties (1.29 points per game)
5. Leeds United (2022-23), 8 wins, 15 losses, 9 ties (1.03 points per game)
*Left in July 2018 to become RB Leipzig assistant.
Note: Record includes league matches (regular season and playoffs).
Marsch, who was hired on a three-year contract to replace the sacked Marcelo Bielsa, departs with his 17th-placed team out of the relegation zone only on goal difference.
The appointment of Marsch at Elland Road was greeted with skepticism, with some arguing the American's lack of Premier League pedigree made his appointment a gamble. He had previously coached the Montreal Impact, New York Red Bulls, Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig (where he started his European coaching career as an assistant in 2018).
Leeds was 16th when Marsch arrived in February 2022 and he eventually saved it from relegation with victory at Brentford on the last day of the season. But it has failed to progress after that dramatic escape, winning just four times in 20 Premier League games this season and suffering 10 defeats as fan frustration mounted.
Marsch was hampered by the sales of star players Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha before the start of the current campaign. He also had to deal with an injury to star striker Patrick Bamford and failed to solve his team's defensive weaknesses.
But Marsch was backed by Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani in the January transfer window, with Georginio Rutter, Weston McKennie, Diogo Monteiro and Max Woeber added to the squad.
Leeds' American connection:
McKennie, a sub in the loss to Forest, joined fellow Americans Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson, both summer signings, at Elland Road. Adams, who played for Marsch at the Red Bulls, has been a force in the Leeds midfield, but Aaronson, who joined Marsch at Salzburg in 2021, has been ineffective after a promising start. If McKennie's move becomes a permanent transfer, Leeds will have shelled out an estimated $100 million on the three Americans.
The recent appointment of fellow American Chris Armas as Marsch's assistant coach was also seen as a show of support for the beleaguered boss.
Speaking after the Forest loss, Marsch said he took "full responsibility" for the club's plight. But Leeds CEO Angus Kinnear and sporting director Victor Orta have acted by removing Marsch in a desperate bid to stop Leeds crashing into the Championship.
Former Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard, West Brom manager Carlos Corberan and ex-Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino have all been linked with the Leeds job.
Corberan was part of Bielsa's backroom staff at Elland Road and has impressed with his work at second-tier West Brom this season after taking Huddersfield to the Championship play-offs last term.
Up next: Leeds' decision to axe Marsch came at the start of a crucial week featuring back-to-back games against archrival Manchester United. It travels to Old Trafford on Wednesday and hosts Erik ten Hag's team on Sunday.
• Michael Skubala, Paco Gallardo and Armas will take charge of Wednesday's Premier League match against Manchester United. Besides Marsch, Leeds also parted ways with Rene Maric, Cameron Toshack and Pierre Barrieu.
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