Jesse Marsch was sacked by Leeds with the club in a relegation battle.
Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest puts Los Blancos in 17th place – only in the bottom three on goal difference.
Leeds made the decision ahead of a double header against Manchester United – the first of which is live on talkSPORT on Wednesday.
The Yorkshire side are in scorching form having failed to win a top-flight game since the 4-3 thriller against Bournemouth on November 5.
And their dismal displays saw the Leeds board wielding the ax at Marsch – and his backroom staff – less than a year after taking over from Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road.
A club statement read: “Leeds United can confirm that head coach Jesse Marsch has been relieved of his duties.
“Jesse joined the club in February 2022 and was instrumental in keeping the club in the Premier League on the final day of last season.
“René Maric, Cameron Toshack and Pierre Barrieu will also leave the club.
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“We would like to thank Jesse and his team behind the scenes for their efforts and wish them well for the future.
“The process of appointing a new head coach is ongoing and we will continue to update supporters over the next few days.”
The club later confirmed that Chris Armas, Michael Skubala and Paco Gallardo are set to attend first-team training at Thorp Arch on Tuesday and are set to be in the dugout for the game against Manchester United on Wednesday, which is live and exclusive on talkSPORT .
USA boss Marsch took charge of Leeds on February 28, 2022 and directed them to safety on the final day of the season, which saw them beat Brentford.
But they have continued to struggle this campaign following the departures of key players Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha.
Marsch had been backed in the last two transfer windows, along with Georginio Rutter [£37million]Brenden Aaronson [£25m]Tyler Adams [£20m] and Luis Sinisterra [£21m] all have signed permanent deals, while Weston Mckennie arrived on an initial loan in January.
talkSPORT understands West Brom boss Carlos Corberan is under scrutiny for a potential return to Leeds.
Corberan worked with Bielsa during his time at Leeds where he was Argentina’s assistant coach.
Prior to Bielsa’s arrival, Corberan was the club’s Under-23 manager before being promoted in 2018.
The 39-year-old has received rave reviews since taking charge at the Hawthorns in October where he has won 11 of his 16 games in charge.
The Baggies are now back in contention to return to the Premier League as they sit last in the Championship play-offs.
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