Thomas Christiansen is targeting promotion to the Premier League with new club Leeds United.


The former APOEL boss was appointed earlier in June following the departure of Garry Monk and is United's seventh permanent manager since the departure of Neil Warnock back in 2013.


He said, as quoted by the Yorkshire Post: ​“I am in at a big club with ambition. One of the things that inspired me to come here was that after having the talk with Victor, the president (Andrea Radrizzani) and Ivan (Bravo), it is a family club and a big club who deserve to be in the Premier League. I believe with good work we can achieve that.

“I believe in my possibilities and that is why I am here. Leeds also believe in my abilities and we all want the same and arrive in the best condition at the end of the season. 


“Last year, they finished seventh and at least promotion should be there (an ambition) and we are hoping to do better.


“I will be new in this league, but I am very flexible. I have my ideas of how I want to play, but I have to adapt to different circumstances and the league and the players we have in this squad and of course, the opponent.”


Christiansen also revealed some of his tactics for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

“On the league, even though I am Spanish, I have followed the English league since I was a boy. I know how they play with direct play and a 4-4-2. 


I will try and put my ideas onto the pitch and bring that to the players to dominate games and have control of it. This is progress I have to show. But I am very excited and believe we can do good things."