Christiansen sacked by Leeds United: Seven available replacements

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in Wolverhampton,...

Who could Leeds United replace Thomas Christiansen with?

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen has been fired by the club after a horrific 4-1 loss at home to Cardiff.

The Whites have not won a game in 2018, and lost in the FA Cup to League Two side Newport County.

Where could they turn next? Here are seven potential candidates - all of who are available to replace Christiansen instantly...

Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes, the Stoke City manager looks on during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at Bet365 Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Recently sacked by Stoke City, Mark Hughes is highly experienced and is a big name who is familiar with English football.

His former Manchester United connections may not make him ideal, but he has handled high pressure jobs including Manchester City - showing disregard for his former United spell.

Marco Silva

Watford manager Marco Silva looks on  during the pre-season friendly match between AFC Wimbledon and Watford at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Kingston upon Thames,...

Marco Silva might just be the best option if Leeds can get him, but it will not be easy.

Silva is a league winner in Greece with Olympiakos and impressed with Watford this season, attracting interest from Everton, before his shock sacking last month.

Juande Ramos

Head Coach Juande Ramos of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk looks on during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and  FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk at White Hart...

Former Tottenham and Real Madrid boss Juande Ramos was linked with Leeds in the summer and remains out of work.

He has experience working with Leeds director of football Victor Orta at Sevilla and this could work in his favour.

Steve McClaren

Maccabi Tel Aviv's Scottish assistant coach Steve McClaren looks on ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group A football match between Maccabi Tel and Villarreal at the Netanya Municipal...

Sure to be a controversial move, Leeds fans reacted with horror on Twitter to unverified claims that McClaren was at Elland Road this weekend.

The former England manager has been sacked by Derby twice in the last three years and Newcastle once.

Garry Monk

Garry Monk, manager of Middlesbrough looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Middlesbrough at The Den on December 16, 2017 in London, England.

The darling of the Elland Road faithful this time last season, Monk was mocked by all earlier this year after his decision to quit and join Middlesbrough backfired spectacularly.

Now he it out of work and so is his assistant Pep Clotet, sacked by Oxford. Could they reunite and mend the bridges they burned at Leeds by finally getting them into the play-offs?

Gordon Strachan

Gordon Strachan manager of Scotland reacts during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group F Qualifier between Scotland and Slovakia at Hampden Park on October 5, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Former Leeds title winner Gordon Strachan is available after his tenure as Scotland manager came to an end.

It is time for him to return to club management and he would be a popular appointment as Leeds boss, and has a lot to prove. Could he be the one to lead them back to the promised land of the Premier League?

Simon Grayson

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on August 4, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

One manager who came close to taking Leeds back to the top flight was Simon Grayson, nearly seven years ago.

He is out of work after being sacked by Sunderland this season following a spell at Preston North End.

Leeds could do worse than bringing Grayson back and trying to recapture the old magic.

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