Chris Powell gives his verdict on Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen

Derby coach Chris Powell (c) congratulates his two goalscorers  Nick Blackman (l) and Tom Ince after the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Derby County at Cardiff City...

Chris Powell and Burton Albion defender Stephen Warnock have been impressed with Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen.

APOEL's headcoach Thomas Christiansen looks on during the UEFA Champions League group stages play-off football match between Cyprus' APOEL Nicosia and Denmark's FC Copenhagen on August 24,...

Leeds United appointed Thomas Christiansen as their head coach in the summer following the departure of Garry Monk.

Monk was appointed the Leeds head coach in the summer of 2016, and the former Swansea City manager was very successful at Elland Road last season.

Under the guidance of Monk, the Whites narrowly failed to finish in the top six of the Championship during the 2016-17 campaign.

The 38-year-old former Swansea centre-back is now in charge of Middlesbrough, who are also playing in the Championship this season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

Derby coach Chris Powell (c) congratulates his two goalscorers  Nick Blackman (l) and Tom Ince after the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Derby County at Cardiff City...

Christiansen has done a wonderful job at Leeds so far, and there is renewed optimistic around Elland Road.

The Whites are third in the Championship table at the moment with 11 points from five matches, just a point behind second-placed Ipswich Town and four points behind leaders Cardiff City.

Former Charlton Athletic and Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell has been impressed with Christiansen, and so has Burton Albion and ex-Leeds defender Stephen Warnock.

Glenn Murray of Brighton and Hove Albion challenges for the ball with Stephen Warnock of Wigan during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Wigan Athletic at...

“Very, very good,” Powell told Sky Sports when asked how good a job Christiansen has done at Leeds so far.

“I watched their first game against Bolton. They had a good spirit about them. They looked like they knew what they were doing. They had a gameplan.”

“You look at a new manager coming in, and with it being a foreign manager you always wonder how he is going to adapt to the league, probably the same as David Wagner last year at Huddersfield,” said Warnock on The Noel Whelan Show on BBC Radio Leeds on Friday evening (6pm, September 8, 2017).

“Can he cope with the demands of the league and adapt to it? Obviously he has done that very well so far.”

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