Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani has moved to correct the notion that he suggested appointing former boss Thomas Christiansen was a mistake, after responding to an article released by BBC Look North on Twitter.
The Italian took the decision to part ways with the Dane on Sunday following Saturday’s humbling home defeat to promotion chasing Cardiff City, with Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom his replacement at Elland Road.
In an interview with Sky Sports News via BBC Sport, Christiansen told reporters that ‘if we haven’t been successful it means it was a mistake’, with many misconstruing his comments as the Italian insisting that Christiansen’s appointment was a mistake.
However Radrizzani has moved to clarify his comments, insisting that he wishes the manager and his staff all the best for the future.
Fans took to Twitter to have their say on their chairman’s words…
When are you going to take responsibility for the mistake of appointing Orta and put that right?
— Gary (@GazzaF83) February 7, 2018
Correct. Takes a big man to admit his mistakes so let’s get back to playing football 11 vs 11 and get back up this league. It’s not done and dusted yet by any means.
— Paul Grimley (@LPP2014) February 7, 2018
Good appointment, once again not afraid to face the music and difficult questions. You have been a breath of fresh air to our club #MOT
— Paul Brace ???????? (@paulbrace66) February 7, 2018
Thank you for talking & opening up today. Was good to hear from you. Hopefully you can speak more often ????
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) February 7, 2018
hero Andrea ???? strong leadership is needed at a time like this and this is what you have provided! Keep fighting ????
— Adam Clarke (@AdamClarke19) February 7, 2018
TC is a great guy. Made time for me and my daughter when he was out with his own family. Will never forget that. Just a bad run that's all. I'm sure the new appointment will do us proud. Balls of Rads for fronting this
— Liam (@liam__healy) February 7, 2018
On on on. Happy with heckingbottom. Yorkshire grit. Like seeing the training vids. He has them at it already. Mistakes happen. I just hope we don't lose big players cos of poor wages but we will see.
— jayjay82 (@jwh1982) February 7, 2018
Thank you for clarifying Andrea. And thank you for everything you are doing to get this club back where we belong. We are grateful hopefully that isn't lost in between the tweets from fans demanding things on here. Yes not perfect but the best owner in a long time. #mot
— Zachary B. (@LeedsZac) February 7, 2018
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