Championship

Stability needed: 3 reasons why Leeds must stick with Thomas Christiansen

Leeds United supporters have been pretty deflated in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side suffer successive home Championship losses at the hands of Sheffield United and Derby County to subsequently fall out of the division’s play-off places.

Thomas Christiansen’s men were top of the league back in September after winning five and drawing the other two of their opening seven league games, but things haven’t quite gone to plan since then for the Yorkshire giants having picked up just six points from six matches prior to the two aforementioned clashes. But things haven’t got any better for the Whites as Chris Wilder’s Blades secured a 2-1 success at Elland Road on Friday night, and Gary Rowett’s Derby won by the same scoreline just five days later to inflict a sixth defeat on Christiansen’s team, all of which have come in the last eight games.

Thus, our resident Leeds fans have been very quiet in the Tavern this week and many are already placing huge importance on their trip to Brentford on Saturday, knowing that victory could be the platform for further success after the international break.

However, the pressure is certainly building on head coach Christiansen, with the former APOEL chief pretty much having had most things go his way during his stint in charge at Elland Road, but now things are certainly proving more troublesome.

And there has even been some talk in the Tavern about whether he is the man to get them out of this rut, and here are THREE reasons why they should stick with the 44-year-old…

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