Leeds appoint former APOEL boss Thomas Christiansen

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Giugno 18, 2017

English Championship side Leeds United are set to appoint former Spanish worldwide Thomas Christiansen as their new manager, say reports.

Sky Sports, as well as other media outlets, have claimed that Leeds have handed the job to Christiansen, who has reportedly left his position as manager of Apoel Nicosia in Cyprus.

Leeds have endured a tumultuous time of late, with managers arriving and departing with regularity, and the club's supporters will hope that Radrizanni's tenure as owner will signal the start of a comparatively stable period.

But APOEL chose not to renew Christiansen's 12-month contract and released the 44-year-old in the wake of a defeat to Apollon Limassol in the national cup final.

But, he's now opted to make his debut in English football with Championship side Leeds, who were left managerless a few weeks ago following the surprise departure of Monk.

Christiansen - Denmark-born but capped by Spain twice in 1993 - enjoyed a lengthy career as a striker, starting out at Barcelona before moving to Villarreal, Racing Santander and Hannover. He was the Bundesliga's top goalscorer while with Bochum in 2003.

Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani recently took full ownership of the club, replacing his unpopular compatriot Massimo Cellino.

Not to miss out on the speculation, one fan joked: "Just seen Thomas Tuchel go into Beeston Asda, was wearing a suit with Leeds United cufflinks".

His only previous job in management before APOEL came at AEK Larnaca, another Cypriot club, whom he took charge of between 2014 and 2016.

Orta had previously worked as head of recruitment at Middlesbrough, while Radrizzani has also added former Real Madrid strategist Ivan Bravo to the club's board.

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