Norwegian legend and life-long Leeds United fan Kjetil Rekdal backs Uwe Rosler

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The Valerenga coach says he will be in touch with Rosler every time the club lose.

Kjetil Rekdal is a Norwegian legend, who never graced the British Isles in his playing career. The defensive midfielder won 83 caps for Norway, scoring 17 goals, in a 13 year international career.

But if he had played in England, he would have likely played for Leeds United. During his time managing Belgian side Lierse there were rumours he had a clause in his contract which allowed him to check the results at the Yorkshire club. He later denied it was a clause in an interview with Nettavisen, but confirmed that there was certainly a gentleman's agreement.

Rekdal, who is currently manager at Norwegian side Valerenga, is also close to the new Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler.

He managed against and played against Rosler during his time playing in Norwegian football - where Rosler was at Lillestrom, Viking and Molde.

Today Rekdal has spoken about his friend and beloved Leeds, believing if things stay calm at Elland Road, Rosler will be a hit. He told Dagbladet that Rosler will be hearing from him if he isn't:

"It is a very exciting appointment. Uwe is a sensible guy with a wise football head. It will be interesting to see if he has time to build. The key is trust. It is pointless to go on in the same way he [Massimo Cellino] has done in recent years.

"Uwe is tough, resistant to pressure and has experience of the division.

"He has everything it takes to succeed. Hopefully there will be some calm in the team.

"I will call him and scold him every time they lose."

Leeds fans in the UK, like Rekdal, will also be hoping that Rosler can finally settle things down at Elland Road with his attacking and exciting style of play hopefully placating the bristling owner.

However, Rekdal and the rest will not be holding their breath.

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