When Thomas Christiansen first walked through the door at Elland Road he was expected to be the man to take Leeds all the way to the Premier League. But Leeds United’s recent slump in form has seen them drop to sixth prompting many Leeds United fans to turn against Christansen.
The obvious reason for Leeds United fans calling for him to be axed is the clubs horrific recent form. Losing six of their last seven matches Leeds United have gone from title favorites to promotion hopefuls in a matter of weeks. The 44-year-old has shown he is more than capable as Leeds United went unbeaten in his first nine matches in charge as he guided them to the top of league for a short period. But then the losses started appearing and now they’re becoming quite a regular occurrence.
If he wants to keep his job at Elland Road he needs to rediscover his sides form of old and quickly. The fans are already starting to turn against him and keeping them on side could be key in order for Leeds United to reach the Premier League under his reign.
The Bigger Picture
Looking at the bigger picture Christansen has only been in charge of 15 Championship fixtures. He signed a lot of players in the summer and has changed the squad a lot from last season so he clearly has a plan. He’s shown his plan can work, which is a positive. But a worry for Leeds fans could be that he’s already been found out which is why they’ve hit such a bad run of form lately.If this is the case he either needs a complete overhaul of his tactics or he needs to go.
As long as managers haven’t been found out you’ve got to give them time and in my opinion Christansen hasn’t been given enough of it yet. There’s still 31 games to go which gives him plenty of time to sort things out and failing that it gives any possible new manager time to turn it around for Leeds should it not work out with Thomas Christiansen in charge.
Personally I think he should be given until the end of November. That way, if it works out then it’s smiles all round but if it doesn’t it gives a new manager six games in December to see where he think’s the squad is at and to decide who needs to come in January and what deadwood within the squad actually needs to go.