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Leeds fans react on Twitter to Uwe Rosler appointment - 'A shame for Redfearn'

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Leeds United have confirmed the arrival of Uwe Rosler as the club's new manager.

Leeds United today announced the appointment of German boss Uwe Rosler as their new head coach, with the former Wigan manager signing a two-year contract at Elland Road.

Rosler, who was a striker for Manchester City and Southampton in his playing days, has been out of work since being sacked by Wigan in November, but is now back in work having joined Leeds, with current manager Neil Redfearn on his way out - despite no confirmation from the club yet.

Rosler made his name in management with Brentford, taking the Bees to the 2013 League One play-off final only to lose to Yeovil, and whilst he made his big move to Wigan towards the end of 2013, he lasted less than a year before departing with a 40% win percentage.

Now, volatile Leeds president Massimo Cellino is expecting Rosler to move Leeds further up the table after a 15th placed finish this season, with Rosler the latest manager to work under the controversial Cellino, following on from Brian McDermott, David Hockaday, Darko Milanic and Redfearn.

Fans have been reacting on Twitter throughout the day, with most fans disappointed to see Redfearn leave the club - but also a sense of positivity at the arrival of Rosler, giving something of a mixed response to the news this afternoon.

Supporters are looking forward to seeing his high-pressing style, whilst the mention of a 3-5-2 system also has fans excited too.

Here are some of the reactions from Leeds fans after the confirmation of Rosler's appointment at Elland Road...

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