Leeds United have sacked Jesse Marsch amid recent claims that they have been keeping one eye on Preston North End boss Ryan Lowe.
The Whites have today announced that Marsch is on his way out of Elland Road.
Marsch took just three points in his final seven games and has won just two league games since the end of August.
It feels like this decision has been coming for a while now and Leeds have decided to act as they fear for their Premier League life.
This would usually have absolutely nothing to do with PNE, but Leeds do appear to have some level of interest in Ryan Lowe.
Back in September, Sky Sports commentator Gary Weaver claimed that Leeds director of football Victor Orta is a ‘big fan’ of Lowe.
Weaver added that Lowe may be on a list of potential future Leeds United managers if they were to make a change.
Well, Marsch has gone and Orta will be working with other Leeds decision-makers to find a replacement in the coming days.
If Orta really is such a huge fan of Lowe, then maybe the PNE boss will be one of the names Leeds consider.
Lowe isn’t exactly enjoying stellar form at PNE right now though and has lost each of his last five home games.
PNE fans have been far from happy of late and some turned their frustration towards Lowe after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Bristol City.
Some believe Lowe should be on borrowed time at North End, so the notion of a Premier League move would be astonishing to them.
We can’t quite see Leeds going for Marsch right now, nor do we think Lowe will be in danger of losing his job at North End any time soon.
Still, stranger things have happened and Lowe could be on Orta’s list of candidates in the coming days.