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Leeds appoint former Spanish international as manager

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Leeds United have appointed Thomas Christiansen as their new head coach.

Christiansen has signed a deal to replace Garry Monk, who left Elland Road in May. Christiansen led Apoel to the Cypriot First Division title and the Europa League last 16 in 2016-17, which was his only season in charge. His appointment means he will be Leeds' sixth boss since Brian McDermott left in May 2014.

Leeds managing director Angus Kinnear said: "Thomas was someone who had been on our radar from the very early stages of the process and quickly established himself as the outstanding candidate. We are confident we have found a man with who can work with us to take the club to the next level."

Monk failed to agree terms on a new deal with new owner Andrea Radrizzani and after leaving he became manager of Middlesbrough.

 

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