Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson has reacted to Malmo manager Magnus Pehrsson being shown the door by the Swedish club.

In recent weeks Jansson’s former club have dropped down the league, and this was followed by their disappointing defeat to Djurgården in the Swedish Cup final last week.

Speaking to Aftonbladet, the Leeds United star was asked his thoughts about Pehrsson being sacked after the defeat to Trelleborg: “I’m suffering for Magnus and I’m suffering for Malmo that they had to make this decision. A month ago they were on top. It’s sick how fast it can turn in football.”

Jansson will know quite well how things can change in football after Leeds United’s disappointing second half to the season.

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The Elland Road club were the early pace setters this season, topping the Championship table with six wins and 2 draws in their opening 9 games.

However, Leeds United began to drop down the league table as the season went on, and like Pehrrson it ultimately cost Thomas Christiansen his job. It now looks unlikely Malmo will retain the league title and their hoodoo in the cup also continues.

Jansson had earlier spoken publicly to given support to Pehrsson, explaining the need for stability at a club, which he may have learned from his time at Elland Road.