Video: Leeds United 1 Cardiff City 4 - Christiansen holds '˜head high' but admits future depends on results

AN HONEST Thomas Christiansen admitted his future was dependent on results after Saturday's crushing 4-1 loss against Championship rivals Cardiff City at Elland Road.

Sunday, 4th February 2018, 8:59 am
Updated Sunday, 4th February 2018, 7:46 pm

United were sent tumbling to their fifth defeat from their last seven games with the Whites yet again finishing with ten men after Gaetano Berardi’s dismissal for a second yellow card in the first half.

Leeds have now had players sent off in four of their last five games and the Whites are now seven points off the play-offs following a hugely damaging game in which United also lost Pontus Jansson to an ankle injury.

The Whites have not won since Boxing Day and a run of two points out of a last possible 18 and has left Christiansen facing serious questions about his future.

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'SAD AND DISAPPOINTED': Whites head coach Thomas Christiansen. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

The Dane’s decision to take off striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga midway through the second half was greeted by jeers inside Elland Road and chants of “you don’t know what you’re doing.”

And Christiansen gave an honest answer when asked if he was worried about his future in his post-match press conference, admitting his fate was in the hands of chairman Andrea Radrizzani and also director of football Victor Orta.

Christiansen said: “We know that my situation depends on the results, on the chairman, on Victor and on what they think is best for the team.

“But I do the best for the team, I want the best for Leeds, and this is my work and this what I am going to do.

'SAD AND DISAPPOINTED': Whites head coach Thomas Christiansen. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

“If it’s their decision that they want to find somebody better then I cannot do anything about that.

“This is their decision and I will then go away but with the head high that I have done the best for the team and the club.”

Asked how he was feeling personally after United’s latest defeat, Christiansen admitted: “It’s tough. It’s sad and I am disappointed.

“You feel a little bit impotent that you cannot start and finish the game with 11 players and injury wise also we have problems.

“I would have liked to have had a squad with 90 per cent of the players and now I have 50-60. It’s difficult.”