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Leeds United set to appoint 44-year-old as Garry Monk’s replacement

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Championship side Leeds United are set to appoint former Barcelona striker Thomas Christiansen as their new manager, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The club hope to appoint the former APOEL boss within the next 24 hours after a long and drawn out search for Garry Monk’s replacement.

He won the Cyprus First Division title with APOEL last season and led them to the Round of 16 in the Europa League for the first time in the club’s history, but were beaten 2-0 by Anderlecht.

Leeds were forced to find a new boss after manager Garry Monk requested not to have his contract extended for a further year, meaning his exit from the club was confirmed.

He has since been appointed as the manager of recently relegated Middlesbrough this week after taking Leeds to seventh in the Championship last season – a fine achievement given their pre-season expectations.

Leeds have been linked with a number of high profile names in pursuit of a new manager, such as Claudio Ranieri, Aitor Karanka and Jaap Stam.

However, they appear to have now settled for Thomas Christiansen, 44, to lead their promotion charge next season.

Leeds fans… What do you make of this news? Do you believe this is a good appointment? Let us know in the comments below.


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