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“They got their manager the sack” – Roy Keane blames Leeds players for Jesse Marsch’s exit

The former Manchester United player believes that Leeds players wanted to get Marsch sacked with their performance against Nottingham Forest.

It was ultimately that dismal showing that was the final straw for the American coach. He was sacked hours after the game. Keane says that the players did not have enough fight in them on the day:

“They’ve obviously responded well to the sacking last week and it’s a huge decision for Leeds to make and get somebody in,” Keane told Sky Sports. “We talk about Leeds showing high energy but they didn’t show any of that last weekend but they reacted well in the week.

“There’s a lot of names there but whether they can get any of these managers (is anything thing). We’ve been told one or two have turned it down. Their fans have been fantastic but one win in eight – you need more than that.

“We talk about energy, they didn’t have energy against Forest. Their performance was a disgrace and that’s why they got their manager the sack.”

Leeds are still in search of a manager, with multiple candidates ruling themselves out of the race. The Whites face fellow strugglers Everton on Saturday.

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