Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has admitted that he could be sacked and that there’s nothing he can do about it after the 4-1 defeat to Cardiff at Elland Road on Saturday.
The Whites were humiliated in front of their own fans by the Bluebirds as the Yorkshire club’s hopes of reaching the play-offs this season were pretty much dashed on a miserable afternoon.
Callum Paterson, Junior Hoilett, Sean Morrison and Anthony Pilkington were all on the scoresheet against Leeds, who were reduced to 10 men when Gaetano Berardi was sent off for two first-half bookings.
Former Leeds player Sol Bamba scored an own goal which turned out to be a consolation for United, whose fans made it clear that they had grown disenchanted by Christiansen’s decision-making an tactics at a hostile Elland Road.
After the game in his press conference, Christiansen was very open about his future at the Yorkshire club, suggesting that he would not have any quarrel should he be axed by owner Andrea Radrizzani.
“I do my best and I want the best for Leeds. If it’s (the club’s) decision that they want to find someone better, I cannot do anything about that. I would then go away but with my head high,” he said, as quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay on his personal Twitter account.
Christiansen understandably downbeat. Spoke quite openly about his own future. "I do my best and I want the best for Leeds. If it's (the club's) decision that they want to find someone better, I cannot do anything about that. I would then go away but with my head high." #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) February 3, 2018
Leeds have now failed to win since Boxing Day and outstandingly have seen players sent off in four of their last five matches.
Adam Forshaw and Laurens De Bock were signed in the summer but were reduced to playing as centre-backs thanks to Berardi’s sending off and an injury to Pontus Jansson.
In other Leeds United news, it has been confirmed that the Whites have terminated this centre-forward’s deal.