New Leeds Boss Thomas Christiansen Reveals Which Formation His Team Will Be Adopting

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has been discussing tactics ahead of the upcoming Championship season.

The Dane is currently getting to know his squad in Austria as they go through the gears of pre-season, and experimented with how they could set up for 2017/18.

Apoel's Danish head coach Thomas Christiansen instructs his players during the Europa League football match between APOEL Nicosia vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Neo GSP Stadium in Nicosia on February 23, 2017. / AFP / SAKIS SAVVIDES (Photo credit should read SAKIS SAVVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)
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The former APOEL boss didn't discuss too much in terms of his plans for the team tactically when he first took over, but he was now divulged what his first choice formation will be to the ​Yorkshire Evening Post.

He revealed: "I need to have several plans for all situations - if we’ve opened the scoring or if we are down. The main plan right now with the players I have is 4-2-3-1, with the possibility to change if we need to."

That could be music to the Leeds players' ears, given that former manager Garry Monk often deployed the same system last term.

Leeds were beaten 3-0 by Bursaspor in a pre-season friendly match behind closed doors on Monday, so it would appear Christiansen is still familiarising himself with his new players - they face Borussia Monchengladbach next as their tour of Austria continues.

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