Five ways Leeds have changed under Thomas Christiansen

Having narrowly missed out on the Championship play-off positions last term following an end-of-season slump, Leeds United fans would have been fearful of their chances of again challenging at the top when Garry Monk decided to turn down the chance to stay on at Elland Road.

Those supporters would have been even more concerned that they replaced Monk with Thomas Christiansen, who was relatively unknown and had never managed in England.

New Whites owner Andrea Radrizzani said he was impressed with the 44-year-old, who was born in Norway to a Spanish mother, when he interviewed the former APOEL FC boss and the early signs on the pitch are certainly encouraging.

Following six wins and two draws from their opening nine league fixtures – as well as progressing to the fourth round of the EFL Cup – the Yorkshire outfit are well on course to improve on an impressive campaign last time out, and their new manager has played a significant role.

Here are five ways Leeds have changed under Christiansen…