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Leeds United FC news: Head coach Thomas Christiansen says he wants to bring Johan Cruyff's philosophy to Elland Road

Leeds United FC news: Head coach Thomas Christiansen says he wants to bring Johan Cruyff's philosophy to Elland Road

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Leeds head coach Thomas Christiansen wants to combine Johan Cruyff's philosophy with pragmatism in his bid to end the club's long wait for Premier League football.Danish-born Christiansen, 44, who has a Spanish mother and made two appearances for Spain as a player, was officially unveiled as Garry Monk's successor at Elland Road on Monday. He has signed a two-year deal with an option for a third.The former APOEL Nicosia boss was schooled under Cruyff as a teenager at Barcelona and will adopt the Dutch great's blueprint, with his own twist, as he targets English football's top flight."Everyone has their way to coach, to perform with the team, but of course he was very important," said Christiansen, signed by Cruyff for Barca aged 18 and who went on to play for Oviedo and Villarreal, plus Bu...