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Leeds Utd have sacked their manager Thomas Christiansen after eight months in charge at Elland Road.

Christiansen leaves Leeds in 10th place in the Championship having failed to win since Boxing Day and his last match being a 4-1 loss at home to Cardiff on Saturday.

Leeds are now looking for their seventh manager since 2014.

Saturday's defeat at the hands of former manager Neil Warnock's Cardiff was a third in the last four Championship matches for the Whites.

Christiansen, a former Barcelona and Spain striker, replaced Garry Monk last summer and won five of his first seven league matches to take Leeds to the top of the table in September.

However, a run of four defeats in five in October checked their promotion charge and their current seven-game winless run sealed his fate.

Leeds issued a statement on Sunday which read: "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."

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