Leeds United sack Jesse Marsch following seven match winless run in the Premier League

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The Yorkshire side have won just two league games since August and haven't tasted victory in the competition since November.

Leeds were beaten 1-0 by Nottingham Forest on Sunday - a result which saw many fans call for the American's sacking. A statement from the club said: "Leeds United can confirm head coach Jesse Marsch has been relieved of his duties. "Jesse joined the club in February 2022 and was instrumental in keeping the club in the Premier League on the final day of last season. "Rene Maric, Cameron Toshack and Pierre Barrieu will also leave the club. "We would like to thank Jesse and his backroom staff for their efforts and wish them well for the future. "The process of appointing a new head coach is underway and we will continue to keep supporters up to date throughout the coming days." The 49-year-old arrived at Elland Road following the sacking of Marcelo Bielsa. Marsch became the third American national to manage in the Premier League and faced a tough task of avoiding relegation. The manager ultimately guided his side to safety with a 2-1 victory at Brentford on the final day of the season. Marsch then set about building for the new season and enjoyed a strong start having picked up early wins over Wolves and Chelsea. Leeds failed to win any of their next eight Premier League games, but bounced back with consecutive victories over Liverpool and Bournemouth before the World Cup. Since then, the Whites have picked up just three points from seven league outings - a run of form which has left the club above the relegation zone on goal difference.

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