Leeds United close in on the appointment of Uwe Rosler

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 20 May 2015, 09:26

Uwe RoslerUwe Rosler is on the verge of becoming the new manager of Leeds United. Current boss Neil Redfearn, who is popular with many fans, is set to leave Elland Road, despite stating his intention to stay in the dugout. However, controversial chairman, Massimo Cellino, has other ideas and is believed to be keen to appoint Rosler, should negotiations go as planned.

If Rosler does succeed Redfearn, the German will remarkably become the fifth Leeds gaffer since trigger-happy Cellino bought the club last year. The 46-year-old has previously managed Brentford and Wigan, leading the former through to the League One play-off final, while he steered the Latics into the Championship play-offs and to the FA Cup semi-final, but lost his job back in November following a poor run of form.

In February Rosler rejected the opportunity to return to Germany with 2.Bundesliga side 1860 Munich, as he was eager to remain in England and wait for the right vacancy to crop up. This now looks likely to be at Leeds, who finished 15th last term, although the former East Germany international will no doubt be wary of the speed in which Cellino whizzes through managers.

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