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Liverpool Echo
Stephen Killen

'Missed out' - Everton have made Leeds' new manager hunt harder after Jesse Marsch sacking

Former Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes Leeds United missing out on new Everton manager Sean Dyche could cost them in the bid for Premier League survival.

The Blues opted for the former Burnley manager, who penned a two-and-a-half-year deal on the eve of the transfer window's conclusion, to replace Frank Lampard. On Monday (February 6), Jesse Marsch was sacked by the west Yorkshire side as they began their search for his successor as their hopes of staying in the top-flight hangs in the balance.

He was relieved of his duties at Elland Road leaving them in 17th, outside of the drop zone on goal difference. Everton remain level on points with Leeds as the two will go head-to-head in mid-February.

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Marsch posted a 20 per cent win ratio during his 11 months in charge and won just four games this season. Prior to the World Cup break, they picked up important wins away at Liverpool before edging out Bournemouth in a seven-goal thriller.

Robinson, who made 95 league appearances for Leeds, believes that missing out on the 51-year-old could spell their doom as they battle for Premier League survival.

"I said it earlier in the season, but the wins against Liverpool and Bournemouth before the World Cup kept Jesse Marsch in the job," he tweeted.

"And I think that could be inevitably what costs Leeds. We’ve missed out on Dyche, but he’s the type of manager we need in the current situation."


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