Date: 10th February 2018 at 8:02am
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Leeds United fans have taken to social media to react to former manager Thomas Christiansen’s first public statement following his departure from Elland Road earlier this month.

The Danish manager was sacked by the Whites after a poor run of form which left the club without a win since Boxing Day, with his final match a 4-1 home thrashing at the hands of Cardiff City.

Days after his exit, during which he has been swiftly replaced by ex-Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom, the former Apoel Nicosia manager took to his personal Twitter account to leave a heartfelt message to the supporters.

He wrote: “I did not want to leave without saying goodbye to you, the fans.You are the most precious treasure of this wonderful club. Managers, players, directors and presidents may change but you are the ones who remain, together and united. Your passion and requirement for success just symbolizes your strength. Thank you for all your support.”

The Leeds faithful turned to social media to react to his breaking of the silence, with many crediting the Danish coach for his efforts at the club during what was just over seven months in charge.

Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:

Christiansen had arrived at the club back in June to replace the departing Garry Monk, who left under controversial circumstances following Andrea Radrizzani’s full takeover of the club.

He was forced to deal with a number of absences through both injury and suspension during his time at Elland Road, which included his players picking up four red cards in his five last games with the club.

In other Leeds United news, David Prutton has questioned the approach of Radrizzani in his verdict on Christiansen’s sacking.

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