By Russell Edge
Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani is preparing to axe manager Thomas Christiansen if he fails to pick up results against Middlesbrough or Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to a report.
The Sunday Mirror claim in their print edition (12/11) that the Italian owner, who took over from fellow countryman Massimo Cellino earlier this year, is beginning to lose patience over the poor form shown by the Whites, with seven defeats in their last nine league matches.
Their abysmal streak has seen them topple from league leaders to sitting in 10th in England’s second tier, three points off of Aston Villa in sixth, the last of the play off spots, and 12 points off current table toppers Wolves.
As a result, Radrizzani is demanding that Christiansen turns their fortunes around in the next couple of games, or it could well be that for the seventh consecutive season Leeds end the campaign with a different manager to the one who was in the dugout at the beginning.
The Whites first play host to Middlesbrough, led by the man Christiansen replaced at Elland Road, Garry Monk, on Sunday before heading to Molineux three days later to take on the side leading the rest of the pack in the Championship.
In other Leeds United news, the manager’s top two transfer targets for January have been revealed.