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Thomas Christiansen has been sacked by Leeds after paying the price for failing to win a game in 2018.
Chairman Andrea Radrizzani axed Christiansen last night following Saturday’s crushing 4-1 home defeat to Cardiff, which pushed Leeds down to 10th in the table.
Leeds were top in September and Radrizzani felt he had to act now because of their seven-game winless run to give the club a chance of rekindling their promotion hopes.
Leeds said in a short statement: “Leeds United can confirm that head coach Thomas Christiansen has left the club.
“Chairman Andrea Radrizzani and the board of directors would like to thank Thomas and his staff for their hard work over the past eight months.”
The fans had lost patience with Christiansen and booed the Dane’s decision to replace Pierre-Michel Lasogga with Hadi Sacko during the rout by Cardiff at Elland Road.
Radrizzani had wanted to bring some stability to the manager’s position, but the Italian is now looking for Leeds’ ninth manager since May 2014.
Former boss and ex-Sunderland manager Simon Grayson is said to be interested along with Steve McClaren.