Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has told the German media managing the Championship side will be his biggest challenge in coaching. The Dane was installed as Leeds United’s new boss after Garry Monk departed Elland Road in May.

Speaking to Revier Sport, the former Bochum forward was asked why he took the job at Leeds United: “Leeds United is the biggest challenge for me as a coach. The club was a champion, trophies, but it’s not been first class since 2004. We want to get into the top six and then into the Premier League. In the Championship, however, there are twelve other teams.”

Since the arrival of Christiansen at Leeds United the club have been busy in the transfer market. The 44 year old has already brought in the likes of Caleb Ekuban, Samu Saiz, Ezgjan Alioski and Felix Wiedwald this summer, and it’s likely more players will be signed before the window closes.

Revier obviously quizzed Christensen on the Wiedwald transfer, and complimented the manager on signing a good goalkeeper: “I hope that he brings us some games home. In general, we have a good team together. This is necessary in one of the toughest leagues in the world with 46 games and play-offs. Our performance in the 1-1 against Borussia Mönchengladbach I liked. We are on the right track to open the championship in two weeks.”

Christensen’s comments on Wiedwald make it pretty see he sees the goalkeeper as first choice.

Leeds United will be one of the favourites to get promotion to the Premier League after falling just short of getting into the play-offs last season. However, the West Yorkshire club will face stiff competition in their pursuit of top flight football, with a number of teams in the mix to get promotion.