According to reports in the Yorkshire Evening Post, under-pressure Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen still expects to be in charge after the international break with owner Andrea Radrizzani set to keep the faith with the 44-year-old.
Six wins, two draws and just one defeat had seen the Whites top the Championship standings nine matches into the season, but the Yorkshire outfit have lost six and picked up just a single victory since a win against Ipswich Town towards the end of September.
The latest of those defeats came in a 3-1 loss against Brentford at Griffin Park on Saturday, which saw Leeds drop down to 10th in the league table.
Christiansen’s men were particularly sluggish in the first-half against the Bees and the former APOEL FC chief stated afterwards that he believes his side will learn from their mistakes following an improved second-half showing.
His situation was certainly not helped by midfielder Mateusz Klich’s activity on Twitter earlier this week, which suggest he is unhappy at not being given much of an opportunity by his manager.
While the Dane will have the opportunity to work on the training pitch with the majority of his players during the international break, the likes of Stuart Dallas, Pontus Jansson and Eunan O’Kane face crucial World Cup qualifying play-off fixtures with their respective countries.
Leeds play host to Middlesbrough a week on Sunday and it could prove to be an interesting atmosphere considering it will be the first time that Boro boss Garry Monk has returned to Elland Road since he decided not to stay during the summer.