By Derek Smithson
Recently appointed Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen is an “adaptable and possession-based coach” that is set to take Elland Road by storm, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim that the 44-year-old outlined the changes he wished to make to owner Andrea Radrizzani before securing the position.
It is understood that the ex-Apoel Nicosia boss analysed some of Leeds’ matches under Garry Monk and explained the direct amendments he wanted to make to the style.
The report details that the Whites are set to play a more possession-based style next season and it will be a different feel to last year.
The Yorkshire giants finally moved on from Monk’s resignation and appointed a new manager on Friday.
Monk helped the club finish seventh in the Championship last season and his team was built on a solid foundation, with centre-back pairing Pontus Jansson and Kyle Bartley formidable in defence.
However, Christiansen has been confirmed as the new Leeds manager and he will be desperate to make a good impact during his first role in English football.
The Spaniard had been in charge of Cyprus club Apoel Nicosia and won their top-flight title last season, while also reaching the last 16 of the Europa League
He is influenced as a manager by Johan Cruff’s great Barcelona side from the past as he spent time at the Spanish giants as a young player.
Some Leeds fans have been skeptical about the appointment of a fairly unknown name, but can look at the recent work of David Wagner at Huddersfield and Marco Silva at Hull for encouragement.
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