Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has expressed his surprise at the appointment of Uwe Rosler as the Leeds United head coach on Sportlobster.com.
Rosler has been appointed as the West Yorkshire outfit boss on a two-year contract, as announced on the club’s official website.
Owen, a former Newcastle United striker, has revealed his surprise at the news, claiming that the German did not mention about this at all when the duo watched a youth game together yesterday.
“Uwe Rosler is good at keeping secrets,” the former England international wrote on Sportlobster.com. “I watched a youth game with him yesterday and he mentioned nothing about his imminent appointment!”
Rosler is the fifth head coach that Leeds have appointed in less than a year, and he will be expected to guide the club to a top-six finish in the Championship next season.
The former Brentford and Wigan Athletic boss succeeds Neil Redfearn, who was in interim charge of the Whites until the end of the season.
Rosler has been out of managerial work since November, when he was sacked by Wigan.
Leeds ended the 2014-15 Championship campaign in 15th place with 56 points from 46 matches.