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...
Despite what's gone on, I believe Rosler has the potential to succeed at ER. Watched his Brentford side a few times - no complaints! #LUFC— Tom Mordey (@TomMordey) May 20, 2015
Rosler seems impressive. Very honest with his answers. Like the sound of this "heavy metal" high-pressing game he spoke about. #lufc— Tom Mullen (@Tom_Mullen) May 20, 2015
We could do a lot worse than Uwe Rosler. Hopefully should be a good appointment. Shame for Redfearn though, he did a fantastic job. #lufc— Andy Giff (@AndyGiff) May 20, 2015
I liked Rosler talking about his favouring of the 3-5-2 system as well, that system would suit our squad with Byram and Taylor wide #lufc— Tom Raynor (@TOMLUFC1995) May 20, 2015
Feeling positive about the uwe rosler signing, few good signings and we will definitely be challenging for the playoff spots #LUFC— Rick Nuttall (@RickNuttall95) May 20, 2015
What a pointless appointment. I thought Redfearn deserved a new contract, Rosler's a dodgy call #lufc— Sam Jones (@samjonesmusic2) May 20, 2015
Excited to see what Rosler provides though, he had a decent record with Brentford and Wigan. No point being negative about this. #lufc— Alex Harrison (@alexhxrrison) May 20, 2015