COMMENT

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani will know that the future of the club’s fortunes lie directly in his hands as he ponders who to appoint in place of the departing Thomas Christiansen.

As exclusively revealed by Football Insider on Sunday night, the Whites were to axe the Danish manager from his role after the club’s most disappointing run of form, which has not seen them win a game in seven matches, their last victory coming against Burton Albion on Boxing Day.

The Whites proceeded to confirm the news shortly after, via both their official Twitter account and website.

While some fans may be excited at the prospect of ridding themselves of their current boss, there must be the consideration of what may come next, as there is no guarantee that a new manager will be any more successful than the outgoing figure.

As a result, the Whites board need to carefully consider their next step after what is something of a knee jerk reaction, and the next appointment could make or break the club’s success not just for the rest of the current campaign, but for the long term.

Here, Football Insider picks out three available managerial targets that the club must be looking at bringing to Elland Road, including a former Premier League boss who has experience at some of the world’s biggest clubs.

Click below to find out the first manager the Whites should be targeting