Uwe Rosler discusses pre-season plans with Leeds and explains why it's important

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Leeds United are set to go on a tour of Austria and Norway during pre-season.

Uwe Rosler has told Leeds United's official website of the importance of his first pre-season at the club. 

Leeds announced earlier today that they would be going on a tour of Austria and Norway as they prepare for the 2015/16 campaign, and Rosler says that he is looking forward to imposing his style on the squad.

The German manager is hoping to only play a few matches, with most of his time dedicated to helping the squad improve on the training ground. 

“Pre-season is very important, but it’s not just the first month – we’re laying the foundations for the next 10 months," he said. 

“I will spend a lot of time with the players on and off the training pitch to lay the foundations technically and tactically. Not having too many games allows us to do a lot of groundwork for what is needed in the season.” 

Rosler's preferred style of football is one Leeds may take time to adapt to, as it is different to what was implemented under Neil Redfearn.

Rosler has a demanding approach, which requires his teams to press high up the field and pass the ball at speed - meaning that it will be crucial that he is able to help the side adjust to his tactics quickly.

The former Wigan Athletic and Brentford boss is under pressure to hit the ground running at Elland Road and it means that pre-season will be vital to Leeds' chances.

During their tour of Austria, the Whites have scheduled matches against Athletic Bilbao and Hoffenheim, so the squad should be tested fully. 

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