Rosler reveals precise role Cellino has given him, hints at transfer plans

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The new Leeds boss has been discussing his role at Elland Road.

Newly appointed Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler has revealed that owner Massimo Cellino has given him assurances over the duties he will carry out while in charge of the club, according to the club's official audioBoom channel.

Indeed, the German will have 'absolute control' over team selection and tactics, while he has also been promised a role in signing players at Elland Road.

Executive director Adam Pearson suggested the Yorkshire club will hire a head of recruitment but Rosler appears confident he will be heavily involved in transfer plans this summer and beyond at Leeds.

The 46-year-old has also hinted at how he will approach the transfer market, with his comments suggesting he will continue Neil Redfearn's trend of concentrating on United's youth players.

Rosler will also look to bring experience to the Whites, however, (something else Redfearn championed throughout last season) and hinted Leeds will look abroad for more players - due to a lower price.

The latter point is a significant one - and this looks as though it's come through influence from Cellino - as Leeds have recruited a number of players from Serie B in recent times.

Rosler told reporters: "I like to work with young, ambitious players. It's all about getting the right balance. We need players with experience, know-how and talent. Talent also costs money so we'll have to look abroad.

"Mr Cellino made it clear I have an input in signings. I have absolute control on how we play, tactically, who I can pick. Obviously, the head coach must be involved in recruitment - and who's going in and going out."

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