Uwe Rosler has been appointed the Leeds United head coach.
Newly-appointed Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler has explained to The Sun his footballing style.
The former Wigan Athletic and Brentford boss has succeeded Neil Redfearn at Elland Road and will be in charge of the Whites for the next two years.
“I got the backing of the fans at Brentford and Wigan, and I can do the same here by giving supporters a team that plays with high tempo and passion,” Rosler told The Sun. “Heavy metal football, that's what I call it!”
Leeds fans should certainly be excited by Rosler’s comments, which suggest that the football at Elland Road next season will be exciting.
Although playing a high-pressing game throughout the season is not always possible, it is encouraging that the German wants to give the fans entertaining football.
Interestingly, Rosler is not the first football manager to use the phrase ‘heavy metal’ while describing his footballing philosophy.
Back in November 2013, Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp was quoted as saying by The Guardian: “He (Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger) likes having the ball, playing football, passes… it's like an orchestra. But it's a silent song, yeah? I like heavy metal.”
Dortmund may have struggled this season, but over the past few years the Bundesliga outfit have been one of the most entertaining teams to watch.
Of course, Leeds do not have the quality of players that Dortmund have, but Rosler’s comments suggest that the Whites will be looking to play the same kind of high-pressing, attacking football.