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Leeds appoint new head coach

Billy Bremner

Published at 2:25pm 15th June 2017. (Updated at 4:41pm 15th June 2017)

Leeds United have announced Thomas Christiansen Tarín as the club's new head coach. 

44-year-old Christiansen joins the club from APOEL Nicosia in Cyprus after winning the First Division title last season, as well as leading his former club to the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League.

Born in Denmark, as a player Christiansen started his career with Barcelona and also had spells at Villarreal and German outfit VFL Bochum.

Speaking about the appointment, Leeds United Managing Director, Angus Kinnear said: “We are delighted to make this announcement today as it successfully concludes what has been a thorough and extensive search, following a huge level of interest from all over the football world.

“We wanted to appoint someone who can help us create a winning culture at the club and unite everyone connected with Leeds United, from the players to the supporters, ultimately taking the club back to where we all feel we belong.

“Thomas was someone who had been on our radar from the very early stages of the process and quickly established himself as the outstanding candidate.

"We are confident we have found a man with who can work with us to take the club to the next level.”