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Leeds appoint former APOEL boss Thomas Christiansen

Leeds appoint former APOEL boss Christiansen
By Eurosport

15/06/2017 at 14:16Updated 15/06/2017 at 15:16

Leeds have appointed Thomas Christiansen as their new head coach, the club confirmed on Thursday.

Former APOEL Nicosia boss Christiansen, 44, has been installed as a replacement for Garry Monk, who resigned last month.

Speakign after the announcement, the club's Managing Director Angus Kinnear said: "We are delighted to make this announcement today as it successfully concludes what has been a thorough and extensive search.

"We wanted to appoint someone who can help us create a winning culture at the club and unite everyone connected with Leeds United, from the players to the supporters, ultimately taking the club back to where we all feel we belong."

He added: "We are confident we have found a man with who can work with us to take the club to the next level.”

The Danish-born former Spain striker steered APOEL to the last 16 of the Europa League and to the Cypriot first division title last season, but was released by the club on the same day that Monk departed Elland Road.

Former Barcelona striker Christiansen is the Championship club's sixth manager since May 2014. He will face the press for the first time as the club's manager on Monday.

Additional reporting by PA Sport