June 15, 2017 11:51 GMT by theguardian.com

Leeds to appoint Thomas Christiansen, former Spain striker, as head coach

Leeds to appoint Thomas Christiansen, former Spain striker, as head coach

Leeds have reached agreement with Thomas Christiansen for the former Spain striker to become their head coach

Leeds have reached agreement with Thomas Christiansen for the 44-year-old to become their head coach, it is understood. The former Apoel Nicosia manager is set to be installed as a replacement for Garry Monk, who resigned last month, within 24 hours.

Christiansen, a Denmark-born former Spain striker, steered Apoel to the last 16 of the Europa League and to the Cypriot first division title last season but was released on the day Monk departed Elland Road. He has also coached AEK Larnaca in Cyprus.

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