Sunday 23 October 2016

Uwe Rosler appointed as Leeds boss

Uwe Rosler
Uwe Rosler

Leeds have appointed former Brentford and Wigan boss Uwe Rosler as the club's new head coach.

The club announced via their Twitter feed that the 46-year-old German had signed a two-year contract following talks at Elland Road and he becomes Massimo Cellino's fifth head coach since the controversial Italian became owner in April 2014.

Neil Redfearn is still under contract until June 30 and had the option of resuming as academy manager, but it remains to be seen whether he has severed all ties with the club after his public stand-off with Cellino.

Rosler, a former striker with Manchester City, was sacked by Wigan in November 2014 after less than a year in the job.

He had guided Wigan to the Championship play-offs and the semi-finals of the FA Cup the previous season, but departed after the club had slipped into the relegation zone.

Cellino hired 36 coaches during 22 years as owner of Cagliari and his latest move will fuel the fire in the bellies of his many detractors among Leeds fans.

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