Jesse Marsch has been relieved of his duties as head coach of Leeds United after a year in charge, the club announced on Monday.
The news comes after the team suffered a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest over the weekend in the Premier League, leaving them in 17th place in the standings and just outside of the dreaded relegation zone.
“Leeds United can confirm head coach Jesse Marsch has been relieved of his duties,” the club said in a statement on their official website. “We would like to thank Jesse and his backroom staff for their efforts and wish them well for the future.”
Leeds added that Marsch’s assistants Rene Maric, Cameron Toshack, and Pierre Barrieu will also leave the club.
The Wisconsin-born coach was appointed to take the helm of the Elland Road club in February 2022, replacing Marcelo Bielsa. His goal at that time was to help them retain their Premier League status and they did so on the last day of the season with a 2-1 win over Brentford.
Expectations were high for the team this season to avoid the predicament of the previous campaign, and they started off positively with wins over Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea. However, having not won a game since November, the team has struggled.
The 49-year-old’s side won only four of their 20 league games this season, with six draws and 10 losses.
Leeds is now in the process of finding Marsch’s replacement as they prepare to face Manchester United on Wednesday.