Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen interested in move for striker Matt Derbyshire

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While there are plenty of options that have already proven themselves in the Championship, The Daily Mail is reporting that Christiansen may be able to convince his new boss to sign someone who he tried to sign while at APOEL, former Blackburn, Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City, Blackpool, and Olympiakos striker Matt Derbyshire.

Christiansen impressed the club's owner Andrea Radrizzani and the director of football Victor Orta with a presentation during his interview last week in Madrid.

The recent change in ownership has heightened fans' curiosity over the Peacocks' transfer budget, but Orta is not interested in throwing money around and insists he will only recruit players who want to play for Leeds for footballing and not financial reasons.

"I'm very excited and believe we can do good things here", Christiansen said. "The most important is to be effective and to get the results".

Newly-appointed Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen is confident of securing promotion to the Premier League at Elland Road and believes his flexibility and capacity to squeeze every last drop out of his players will stand the fallen giant in good stead ahead of next season.

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Derbyshire, who scored a stunning victor for Forest against Leeds in December 2013, was the subject of interest from Christiansen during his time as APOEL Nicosia head coach and now he wants to bring him to Elland Road, according to the Daily Mail.

Christiansen, 44, joined the Championship outfit after leading APOEL to the Cypriot title last season, in addition to making the last-16 stage of the Europa League.

"Last year they finished seventh and I hope to do better this season". At least the promotion should be there and of course we hope to do better, " Christiansen said.

"Being in England is something important".

"But right now there is no player from my previous teams we have in mind", he added. It's the same as me as coach.

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