Report: Why Massimo Cellino wants Uwe Rosler as Leeds United boss

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Is this why Leeds owner Massimo Cellino is moving for Uwe Rosler as the next boss?

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is on the verge of appointing Uwe Rosler as manager.

The Sun report that the reason the Italian owner sees Rosler as the right fit, is he is a compromise.

To elaborate, Rosler has a mix of experience of managing abroad in Norway, and of the English Championship, and therefore considers the German as having all the tools to be a success at the club.

The article states that Rosler 'has the mixture of domestic experience plus ‘foreign’ coaching ideas that Cellino wants to bring to Elland Road'.

Cellino was determined that a continental approach was the best solution for Leeds, appointing Nicola Salerno as director of football and early in the season going for Slovenian manager Darko Milanic as head coach.

The latter failed miserably, sacked after going six matches without a win, while Salerno's signings have been mixed and he is not thought to have a future at the club.

Rosler has mixed experience in English football, impressing at Brentford and helping Wigan to an FA Cup semi-final, but was sacked last season after just 13 games.

In Norway he had more success, with both Viking and then Molde. His knowledge of European football showed at Wigan, signing players from Spain, France and Germany, also able to use Premier League contacts to bring in players on loan.

Rosler has a point to prove after his dismissal from Wigan, and a promising career which he wants to get back on track.

Time will tell if he is a perfect fit, or simply a compromise from Massimo Cellino which he quickly tires of if results do not fo his way.

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