Leeds dismiss manager Thomas Christiansen after eight months

Christiansen recorded 13 wins from his 30 league games at Leeds

Leeds have sacked their manager Thomas Christiansen after only eight months in charge at Elland Road.

The Yorkshire club are 10th in the Championship having failed to win since Boxing Day and lost 4-1 at home to Cardiff on Saturday.

Christiansen, 44, who formerly managed Cypriot side APOEL, also saw his team beaten in the FA Cup third round by League Two Newport County.

Leeds will now be looking for their seventh manager since 2014.

Saturday’s defeat at the hands of former manager Neil Warnock’s Cardiff was a third in the last four Championship matches for the Whites.

Dane Christiansen, a former Barcelona and Spain striker, replaced Garry Monk last summer and won five of his first seven league matches to take Leeds to the top of the table in September.

However, a run of four defeats in five in October checked their promotion charge and their current seven-game winless run sealed his fate.

Leeds issued a statement on Sunday which read: “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.”

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