The former forward believes Slaven Bilic has made a great decision.
And then he heaped praise on the Hammers for doing just that.
According to the pundit, top-flight survival is the priority for the east London club - which could be aiming a little low.
But the bottom line for Marsh is that boss Slaven Bilic made a 'great decision' by resting his first team for their second leg clash at Astra Giurgiu.
West Ham show total distain & disrespect for the Europa League. Well done, good decision .....— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) August 6, 2015
I wasn't joking. Great decision by Bilic. Only thing that matters for West Ham is EPL survival...— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) August 6, 2015
Many may well agree with Marsh and West Ham may now fare much better in the Premier League as a result.
However, that doesn't change the fact Bilic played the first team in the first leg and the Hammers still couldn't produce the goods.
The manner of the exit, then, is certainly worth forgetting. Perhaps the Croat can do what Ronny Deila did at Celtic and turn his first season around despite failing to qualify for Europe.