‘Half-baked’: Simon Jordan delivers honest verdict on Leeds decision, aims dig at Jesse Marsch choice

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‘Half-baked’: Simon Jordan delivers honest verdict on Leeds decision, aims dig at Jesse Marsch choice

Simon Jordan has told TalkSPORT (July 5, 10.25AM) that Leeds United appointing Daniel Farke is a sensible choice and it makes “sense”, saying it is a better choice than that of Jesse Marsch – and gives Leeds a chance of going up.

Farke has been handed a four-year deal at Elland Road as Leeds finally bring in a manager to fight for promotion this season. It was expected Leeds would wait for the EFL’s ratification of The 49ers’ takeover before picking a manager.

However, with the players back on the grass today, Leeds made the move to bring Farke in – possibly, having to ask remaining chairman Andrea Radrizzani for permission to pick the German. Of course, he has promotion know how.

Jordan was asked about Leeds’ bringing in Farke. He says it is a smart choice to bring the German, giving Leeds a chance of gaining promotion – the third of his career. Jordan also had a little stab at the decision to bring in Marsch.


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“I thought he was good when at Norwich. They gave him time. I think it’s an okay appointment. He did a decent job [at Norwich]. It’s okay, it’s got sense to it. It’s not a half-baked appointment like the Jesse Marsch appointment.

“This guy has got out of the Championship, and Leeds should be in the business of getting out of the Championship while the parachute payments are available. He gives them a chance,” Jordan told TalkSPORT on Wednesday.

Jordan: Leeds appointing Farke is a sensible choice, better than Marsch

Farke was excellent at Norwich – at least, in the Championship. Two Championship league titles in four years. But also, one relegation after the first promotion – and then sacked a few months after the second time of promotion.

What does he need to do? Well, there is a huge amount of work to be done. Installing his ethos and formations, and getting rid of the players that want to go – and replacing them. It is going to be a hectic four weeks at Elland Road.

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