Reports suggest that Southampton will appoint Jesse Marsch, the former manager of Leeds United, as their new manager to help them avoid relegation.
He will replace Nathan Jones, who was sacked after a poor run of results. Southampton has only won 15 points from their 22 league matches so far, and their recent loss to Wolves sealed Jones’ fate.
Marsch’s appointment has left some Southampton fans frustrated as they need someone to help them avoid relegation, which is precisely what Marsch failed to do at Leeds.
However, Marsch did help Leeds avoid relegation last season after taking over from Marcelo Bielsa.
Marsch has experience working with the Red Bull group, where former Southampton boss Ralph Hassenhuttl also worked, which was reportedly a key factor in Southampton’s decision to appoint him.
Southampton is currently bottom of the Premier League table and needs to significantly improve its form to avoid relegation.
The Saints have a challenging run of fixtures ahead of them, with matches against Chelsea, Leeds, and Leicester.
They will need to get at least four points from these fixtures. Everton has appointed Sean Dyche as their new manager, while Wolves and Leicester have improved their form, making the relegation battle even more challenging. Leeds is also looking for a new manager.
It will be interesting to see how Marsch is received by Leeds fans when Southampton plays against them on February 25th.