Thomas Christiansen has wasted little time in settling into his new role as ​Leeds United manager, as the club have announced three new arrivals following the former Spain international's appointment.


According to West Yorkshire Sport, Leeds will welcome three new staff members. Julio Banuelos will join as assistant manager, while Ivan Torres will take up the position of fitness coach and Marcos Abad will come in as goalkeeping coach.

With Garry Monk having quit the club at the end of the season, director of football Victor Orta has revealed that members of his backroom staff will be following him out the exit door, with Pep Clotet, James Beattie and Darryl Flahavan all set to leave.


Christensen has named Banuelos as his assistant. The pair worked together at APOEL and AEK Larnaca between 2014 and 2017, and have a fine relationship.


The new boss has plans to get Leeds back into the Premier League, a division they have not played in since getting relegated in 2004.

"I'm the guy who really wants to be here and has clear ideas of what I want to do to succeed and I am ambitious to bring Leeds back to where they belong," he said to BBC Radio Leeds.


"If we can do that in the first year then fantastic, if it is the second year that will not be bad.


"I'll try to put my ideas on to the pitch to dominate games and have control of it. I'm very excited and believe we can do good things here. Last year they finished seventh and I hope to do better this season."