Thomas Christiansen targets return to English football after 8-month spell at Leeds United

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United sacked the Danish-born boss in February.

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen leaves the field during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13, 2018 in Ipswich,...

Thomas Christiansen has told the Sun newspaper he has unfinished business in English football, after his eight-month reign as manager of Leeds United.

Christiansen began last season in charge at Leeds, whom he helped to the top of the Championship before a sharp decline which led to his sacking in February.

The Dane's successor, Paul Heckingbottom, failed to arrest the slide and was replaced himself just four months later by Marcelo Bielsa.


And in leading Leeds to second in the standings this campaign, Bielsa is, in Christiansen's view, continue the work that was started last term.

"In our squad there were not many players who had played that way before but they learned fast," he told the Sun. "They understood what I wanted and we played some good games and went to first position. We needed more time to succeed."

Leeds United's Danish manager Thomas Christiansen gestures on the touchline during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester City and Leeds United at King Power...

Christiansen added: "I had a very good experience there. I always dreamt about playing and after coaching in English football.

"I’m very grateful for the support they gave me I came and after I left. I only lost 1000 followers and there was one fan who said it’s amazing the love I still have. I received many messages, it’s very nice.

"I would like to come back - I have unfinished business to attend to."

Christiansen, who was pictured in London at the end of last month, remains out of work after leaving Leeds.

Before being appointed by the Whites, the 45-year-old enjoyed success in Cypriot football.

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