Pundit criticises Leeds United owner for comment about ex-boss Christiansen

Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton has questioned club owner Andrea Radrizzani for his assessment of Thomas Christiansen’s sacking.

The head coach was dismissed earlier this month following a six-game winless run in the Championship.

The Dane started his Leeds career off strongly when the team were in and around the promotion places in the early stages of the season.

However, at the time of Christiansen’s sacking, the club had dropped to 10th in the standings, and the owner decided to bring in Paul Heckingbottom from Barnsley.

Following the managerial change, Radrizzani told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he made a “mistake” with his first appointment and he went on to apologise to the fans.

Sky Sports pundit Prutton has given his thoughts on the owner’s choice of words, and feels that the Italian may have been a little bit harsh.

In a piece for the Yorkshire Evening Post, the former footballer admitted that Radrizzani was right to take responsibility, but maybe he should have chosen his phrases more wisely.

“The fact that Andrea Radrizzani came out and almost apologised for appointing Thomas Christiansen means that he is taking some responsibility. On one hand, I thought that was a bit of a below-the-belt hit but on the other side of it you have got to admire someone that has taken it on the chin and said ‘look, it’s my fault, we should never have done that’.”