By Russell Edge
Leeds United managing director Angus Kinnear has said that Thomas Christiansen has shown the potential to take the club to where they want to be but insists patience is wearing thin over their poor form.
The Whites have seen themselves lose seven of the last nine league games, which has resulted in a fall from league leaders to currently sitting 10th in the Championship, 12 points adrift of current table toppers Wolverhampton Wanderers.
There have been calls from fans for the Leeds board to take action over their abysmal run but Kinnear insists that Christiansen is doing an adequate job considering he is in a new league with a squad which saw no less than 14 new faces join over the summer.
Stating that a play off spot was the ambition this campaign, the Leeds chief did admit that the quality of performances and ultimately the results mean that patience is beginning to be tested for the more ambitious members of the board.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, he said: “We’ve demonstrated we can beat any team in the division when the team play as they can.
“The board have really high standards and these results – and in some of the games, the underlying performances – don’t meet with those standards.
“There’s plenty to suggest that Thomas (Christiansen) has absolutely the potential to deliver in this league. The position we’re in is not way off track from where we want to be
“I don’t think it’s fair to question him. To be three points off the play-offs now is not far off what you’d expect a new manager to do.”
Leeds will be hoping that the Danish boss can help the club return to winning ways when they play host to Middlesbrough on Sunday, which will mark the first return to Elland Road for former boss Garry Monk, after leaving over the summer following the end of his contract.
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