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Leeds owner apologizes for appointing Christiansen as manager over the summer

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has apologized to fans of the club after making a “mistake” by hiring Thomas Christiansen to manage the club.

Christiansen was sacked from his duties on Sunday after the club failed to win any of their past several games and he has since been replaced by Paul Heckingbottom, who previously managed Barnsley.

Leeds had been targeting promotion this season after finishing last season in seventh position on the Championship standings.

The topped the Championship standings in September after inconsistency led to them falling to 10th position. They also suffered embarrassment after being eliminated from the FA Cup by Newport County.

Radrizzani said: “Anything that doesn’t work is a mistake so yes, I did make a mistake.

“I apologise to the fans and the club, and for my experience I need to learn and analyse better my choice before making it.

“We need to share this responsibility but probably the job was a little bit too big for him at this point in his career.”