Leeds United sack head coach Thomas Christiansen
Leeds United have confirmed that head coach Thomas Christiansen has left the club following the 4-1 defeat to Cardiff City on Saturday.
The news comes on the back of six league games without a win, being knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round by League Two side Newport County and the Whites' last win dating back to Boxing Day.
He was appointed back in June, the first head coach under Andrea Radrizzani's ownership of the Elland Road side, whilst starting the season off well results have dipped and the Whites currently sit 10th in the league table, seven points away from the play-off places.
🗣 Thomas Christiansen's final words in his last #LUFC press conference— LS11 - Proper Leeds United (@LS11LUFC) February 4, 2018
"This is their decision and I will then go away with a head high that I have the best for the team, for the club". pic.twitter.com/Y3IO2H7Kh9
Leeds United issued an official statement on Sunday night which read:
"Leeds United can confirm that head coach Thomas Christiansen has left the club.
Chairman Andrea Radrizzani and the Board of Directors would like to thank Thomas and his staff for their hard work over the past eight months. The club will be making no further comment at this time."
16 games remain in this campaign for Leeds United and the next appointment for the role of head coach is expected to announced quickly. Steve McClaren was spotted in the directors box at Elland Road on Saturday placing him as a favourite for the position.