How Thomas Christiansen compares to past Leeds managers
As Football Insider exclusively revealed yesterday evening, Leeds United have parted ways with former boss Thomas Christiansen, after a string of poor results.
The Spaniard was only in charge for six and a half months, but with a host of disciplinary issues and the fact that leeds are in 10th position was enough for the powers that be to terminate his contract.
However, Comparing the 44-year-old to his Leeds predecessors, you can see that Christiansen was one of the most successful, leading to some questioning whether or not it was a good decision.
According to stats via Leeds-Live Christiansen boasts the third best win-ratio of the last eight Leeds managers, with 42.9%, only being topped by Gary monk with 47.17% and Simon Grayson who had 49.7%.
Grayson has been linked with an Elland Road reunion since the Spaniard was fired last night.
With Monk in charge last season, the Whites scored 61 goals during the whole campaign, whilst Christiansen’s men have already managed 41 with 16 league games remaining.
It is easy to view the Whites as a ‘sacking club’, as Christiansen’s 35 games in charge is more than five previous Leeds managers, including Uwe Rosler, Neil Redfearn and Darko Milanik.
It is expected that Leeds are to appoint a new manager within 24 hours.
In other Leeds United news, a reliable journalist has stated that this heavily linked manager will definitely not get the job.