Leeds United go left field with Thomas Christiansen
- Author: Stacy Allen Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 4:34
HAVE revealed that Thomas Christiansen has been handed the role of head coach.
The Yorkshire club, who missed out on securing a place in the Championship play-offs last campaign, are on the lookout for a successor to Garry Monk, who resigned last month.
Christiansen will give his first press conference as Leeds boss on Monday.
"We are delighted to make this announcement today as it successfully concludes what has been a thorough and extensive search, following a huge level of interest from all over the football world", said club managing director Angus Kinnear.
Kinnear went on to say that the board wished to appoint a manager who can "create a winning culture at the club", with the ultimate aim being to guide the club back to the Premier League which is "where we all feel we belong".
Christiansen was not featured on the long list of candidates linked with the Elland Road job, with the likes of Jaap Stam, Aitor Karanka, Fernando Hierro, Alan Pardew and Victor Sanchez featuring among the bookmakers' favourites.
The Denmark-born former Spain worldwide played for Barcelona and Villarreal during his professional career.