Thomas Christiansen is hanging onto his job at Leeds United by a thread, after an inconsistent start to life in the Elland Road dugout.  

Leeds enjoyed a magnificent start to the season under Christiansen and looked like an outfit capable of challenging for automatic promotion in mid-September. However, a slump in results over the last two months has put Christiansen under huge pressure heading into Sunday’s clash with Middlesbrough.

The Whites have picked up just two victories in their last nine Championship fixtures, and should they lose this weekend, there is a chance we could see a change in management at Elland Road.

Aitor Karanka, formerly of Middlesbrough, would be one manager undoubtedly linked with the Elland Road vacancy, should Christiansen depart.

The 44-year-old was linked with the job prior to Christiansen’s appointment, and has previously worked with Victor Orta, Leeds’ Director of Football, at Middlesbrough.

With that in mind, we take a look at THREE reasons why Karanka can turn Leeds’ season back around…