Ex-Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen
Leeds United continued their merry-go-round of managerial appointments and sackings this week as Thomas Christiansen was let go and Paul Heckingbottom arrived from Barnsley to replace him.
It did not come as a shock after a poor run of form at Elland Road and the fact this is Leeds, manager sackings are not exactly rare in this particular area of West Yorkshire.
Christiansen, who had a promising start at Leeds boss, will now be looking for a new job - which should not be too hard considering his previous excellent work at APOEL Nicosia and AEK Larnaca.
Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United
Indeed, he is already being linked with a new team, just three days after getting the boot at Leeds. WestLine.de has named him as a potential candidate for the vacant VfL Bochum manager job. Of course Christiansen, a Spanish international in his playing days, has a good relationship with the German club. He was once the Bundesliga’s top scorer with 21 goals at Bochum and is something of a cult hero round those parts.
He has been mentioned along with the likes of Hannes Wolf, who was linked with the Leeds job in the week, and former Schalke boss Mirko Slomka. The report does however state Bernd Stock, the former Hungary coach, as the favourite for the role.
Thomas Christiansen of VFL Bochum in action
Christiansen though should be wary if Bochum do come calling. Think Leeds are bad, this will be the German side’s fourth manager of the current season as they battle relegation in Germany’s second-tier.
Christiansen might do better to just have some time off.