Christiansen: This is what Monk did wrong at Leeds last season
By Danny Wright
Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen believes that Garry Monk’s tactics last season saw striker Chris Wood be “too isolated” in attack.
Wood, 25, left Elland Road last month in a £15million switch to Burnley but the early signs suggest that the Whites are certainly not missing the New Zealand international as they sit top of the Championship table with a handsome goal difference.
However although Christiansen says that the Kiwi forward didn’t get enough supply last term, he still managed to score 30 goals in 48 appearances across all competitions and win the Championship golden boot award.
Christiansen replaced Monk as Leeds manager over the summer after the ex-Swansea boss walked out of the Yorkshire club just days after Andrea Radrizzani took full ownership.
Now, the Danish boss has been indirectly quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay on his personal Twitter account as criticising Monk’s tactics surrounding Wood.
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Interesting from TC about his analysis of Leeds before taking the job. Said he thought Chris Wood was too isolated up front last season.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 15, 2017
Wood has hit the ground running since moving to Turf Moor and returning to the Premier League.
The former West Brom and Leicester target man has scored in both of his top-flight appearances so far this term against both Tottenham and Crystal Palace.
He is very likely to face up against Leeds next week when Christiansen’s men travel to Turf Moor in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have jetted out on a transfer mission to keep close tabs on this Europa League attacker.