Leeds’ brand-new head coach Thomas Christiansen is thrilled by the difficulty of guiding the club back into the Premier League.
Previous APOEL Nicosia employer Christiansen, 44, who has actually signed a two-year agreement with an alternative for a 3rd, was officially revealed at Elland Roadway on Monday lunch-time.
Leeds revealed Christiansen as their 8th supervisor given that May 2014 last Thursday.
Julio Banuelos has actually followed him from APOEL to be his assistant at Elland Roadway, with Ivan Torres set up as physical fitness coach and Marcos Abad as goalkeeping coach.
” I’m extremely thrilled and think we can do good ideas here,” Christiansen stated. “I think in my possibilities. This is why I’m here and Leeds likewise think in my capabilities and all of us desire the exact same.
” In 2015 we completed seventh. A minimum of the promo needs to exist and naturally we intend to do much better.”
Christiansen, follower to Garry Monk who stopped the club last month and has actually given that been set up as Middlesbrough’s brand-new supervisor, assisted APOEL to the last 16 of the Europa League and their domestic league title in his only season in charge, however his 12- month agreement was not restored.
APOEL, Cyprus’ most effective club, were knocked out of the Champions League in the initial phases and Christiansen left on May 25, the exact same day Monk handed in his shock resignation at Leeds.
Christiansen satisfied club owner Andrea Radrizzani and director of football Victor Orta with a discussion throughout his interview recently in Madrid.
” The most essential is that you understand where you’re going, exactly what you wish to carry out in the brand-new club and have a concept of work, that was exactly what I provided,” Christiansen stated.
” My concepts, how I saw the group, exactly what I wish to do which remained in the discussion and it appears like they liked it.
” I remain in a huge club with aspiration as well as among the important things that motivated me to come here after having a talk with Victor and the chairman, it’s a huge club which is worthy of and needs to remain in the Premier League.
” I think with great we can accomplish that. Considering that I was a kid I have actually followed the English league and understand how they play and how they have actually advanced.”
Orta, selected to his function at Elland Roadway last month, worried Christiansen would be spoken with carefully and would have latest thing on any brand-new gamers to come to the club.
The brand-new head coach will be provided a “particular budget plan” for summer season finalizings, Orta stated, while Christiansen verified he had no strategies at this phase to generate brand-new gamers from his previous club and mored than happy with the team he had actually acquired.
” Remaining in England is something essential,” Christiansen included. “It’s constantly been a dream for me. I have actually constantly followed English football.
” It’s been a huge target and now I have this huge chance to come to Leeds.”