Gray urges Leeds United to stand by Christiansen

Leeds United legend Eddie Gray is hopeful that the club will not act hastily by sacking manager Thomas Christiansen.

The Whites started the season on the frontfoot by going on a seven-game unbeaten run in the Championship.

In the 2016-17 campaign, then-manager Garry Monk failed to guide the team to Premier League promotion by just missing out on the playoffs.

In the early stages of this season it seemed that Christiansen would go one step further than his predecessor, but the club have since dropped down the table.

As it stands, Leeds are 10th, 10 points adrift of the top two, but only three behind the playoff positions.

Pressure is beginning to grow on Christiansen’s shoulders as his team have lost six of their last seven league games.

In that spell, the Whites have conceded 14 goals and scored seven in the other direction.

While speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Gray, who played for and later managed Leeds, said:

“I think you’ve got to stick with the manager, no doubt about it. You can’t keep changing and I think that Thomas has got good ideas.

“What you have got to remember as well is that you have got to get the right personnel in as well and players.

“You have got to try and hang in there I think until January and then add to the squad – try and make the squad a bit stronger.”