Former Leeds United player Robbie Blake told Radio Yorkshire that he doesn’t feel Uwe Rosler’s time at Wigan should be used to predict his spell at Elland Road.
Rosler was confirmed as the new Leeds head coach last week and comes into the job with a point to prove after the manner in which his association with the side relegated from the Championship finished.
On the surface, some fans may be a little worried over the way Wigan played when he was in charge of the side, as he’s tasked with getting Leeds into a position where promotion into the Premier League is possible.
“It’s not just Uwe who has struggled at Wigan, it’s every manager there for the last couple of years. It was a bit of a sinking ship when he went in but I’m sure he’ll be looking to scrap that and will be looking to build on a great opportunity at a fantastic football club,” he said.
What Rosler needs is what Neil Redfearn unfortunately wasn’t given; time.
He’ll have fresh ideas over the best style and system for the club, while wanting to bring his own players in through the transfer market.
Hopefully he will be backed to make the right calls, which can drive the side forward and hopefully Massimo Cellino won’t get nervous if a few results don’t go the way of Rosler’s team.
If he has the time and freedom to mould his own side and get them playing together effectively and in an entertaining style, Leeds have a great chance of consolidating as a top six club.