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Leeds United fans wish club had never sacked Thomas Christiansen


Leeds United fans wish club had never sacked Thomas Christiansen

The Spanish boss was sacked after poor form earlier this season, but things have not improved for Leeds United.

Leeds United’s woeful 2018 continued tonight, as they were comfortably beaten by Preston North End at Deepdale.

There was hope after Kemar Roofe had given Leeds the lead in the first-half. But, soon enough, it all went downhill for Paul Heckingbottom’s men.

Two quick-fire goals from Paul Gallagher and Sean Maguire had Preston in the lead before Alan Browne put the icing on the cake.

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Leeds fans were once again left despondent at the result, as the club continue to struggle under the guidance of Heckingbottom.

In fact, quite a lot of Leeds fans believe the team have actually managed to get worse since he took over from Spaniard Thomas Christiansen.

The Danish-born boss was appointed in the summer to replace Garry Monk after a successful spell in Cyprus with APOEL Nicosia. He led Leeds to an excellent start to the season and had them playing an attacking style which fans enjoyed.

But, after a streak of seven games without a win, he got the boot. At the time Leeds had plummeted to 10th in the Championship and were seven points off the play-offs.

Now, under the guidance of former Barnsley boss Heckingbottom, they are 14th, and 14 points off sixth place.

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Leeds position has only got worse and, whilst Heckingbottom has had to struggle with injury and suspension problems at the back, he is not succeeding. The failure to win over the players is clear and it is now transcending into the fanbase.

Some Leeds fans are now wishing Christiansen had remained. Others are even suggesting Leeds would be relegation fodder, had it not been for his excellent start to the season.

The fact is, Leeds are now as close positionally to the bottom three, as they are the top six.

Here is some of the best reaction from Twitter to Leeds’ latest loss…

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