Leeds fire manager Christiansen


LONDON: Leeds United have sacked Dane Thomas Christiansen as manager after eight months in charge, the Championship club said on Sunday.

Leeds, three-times English champions, lie 10th in the second-tier standings and have not recorded a league win since Dec. 26.

“Leeds United can confirm that head coach Thomas Christiansen has left the club,” the club said in a statement.

“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.”

Leeds, relegated from the Premier League in 2004, are looking for their seventh manager since 2014 and British media reported that former England boss Steve McClaren was among the favourites to get the job.