Your Leeds United views: Christiansen’s the man to get us back to the Premier League

Thomas Christiansen. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
Thomas Christiansen. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
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The positive start Thomas Christiansen has made as Leeds United coach is dominating debate among the Elland Road faithful.

“I remember when Thomas Christiansen was hired there were a lot of people saying he’s not good enough or he knows nothing. Then there were a few of us who said give him a chance...and thankfully most of us did give him a chance...look at us now.

“What’s clear is once we are back in the Premier League the kind of players we will attract will be out of this world. On a separate note, I’d love to know whether the boss – Andrea Radrizzani – is still going to build the new training ground next to Elland Road.

“Now wouldn’t that be fantastic? Also next season I’d like to see the old school training gear (in purple with full names written on) make a comeback. So, if this is our year (which I believe it is) then we (the Mighty Whites) will be celebrating 100 years, back in the Premier League....now that would be the icing on the cake.” Eddy Merkx, via website

Coach has made impressive start

“I really like the level headed approach of Thomas Christiansen. He has come into a managerial set up which handles most of the recruitment – that as we know a lot of coaches wouldn’t have accepted.

“I must admit I was a doubter, but it all seems to have worked out well. Credit to him, he has just come in and done his part of the job, and so far done it very well.

“I must also give credit to Victor Orta for some really good work in the transfer market.” Andy Brown, via website

Steady approach paying dividends

“I think part of the reason that the team has started well is that although there have been 14 new players come in, the starting XI normally contains seven players who were here last season. For example, Luke Ayling, Pontus Jansson, Liam Cooper, Eunan O’Kane, Kalvin Phillips, Kemar Roofe, Pablo Hernandez and then Stuart Dallas, Ronaldo Vieira are closely involved and Conor Shaugnessy – although new to the first-team squad – was at the club last year.

“Thomas Christiansen hasn’t flooded the United team with new players all at once. He has brought them in gradually.

“He is a proper head coach and doesn’t get involved in non-playing matters like a traditional English type manager would do. Christiansen is used to being a head coach and is using what he has learned doing the job in Cyprus to good effect.” Keith Armitage, via website

Cibicki one to watch

“I think new signing Pawel Cibicki could be some player for us.

“I’ve been doing my own research by watching YouTube highlights of him and he really does remind of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United in every way. His slender build, his pace, his goal assists but most of all his clever play and getting out of very tight situations.

“If he can be even half the player Solskaer was at Man United then the Whites will certainly walk this league this season.” Asim Siddiq, via website

Delighted with Elland Road transformation

“I’m very, very happy with how things have gone throughout the club so far.

“Elland Road has been bought back, good players have been brought in, there appears to be plenty of competition for places and a load of good youngsters have been signed on. Also it’s been a great start to season on the pitch.

“The ‘Kids for a Quid’ scheme is certainly where next generation of Leeds United fans will come from. I really like Thomas Christiansen and his staff. MOT.” Robert John Hutt, via website

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