Cellino hints Rosler could be Leeds boss for the next 20 years

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Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has revealed he hopes Uwe Rosler is the long term answer for the Yorkshire club.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino told the Daily Mirror he hopes Uwe Rosler is the long term manager for the club he’s been hoping for.

The German was recently confirmed as the club’s head coach, coming in to replace former boss Neil Redfearn, and Cellino has hinted at the sort of longevity that Leeds fans can look forward to if Rosler turns out to be a success.

“My dream is to keep a coach 20 years - Sometimes, we don’t fire a coach because our egos don’t let us admit we hired the wrong one,” he said.

“I hope so! (Is Rosler the longer term answer?)”

Rosler is going to be under instant pressure once the competitive action gets underway again because Leeds is a massive club and there is an expectation for the team to be competing in and around the top six next season.

Cellino hasn’t looked like the sort of owner and chairman who is willing to give managers time, as the way Redfearn has been treated shows.

Redfearn was brought in last season to consolidate the club and keep them up, but it became clear very quickly that he wasn’t going to be offered the chance to have a shot at promotion in the following campaign.

Leeds are only going to get the very best out of Rosler if he feels comfortable and confident that he has the backing of the Italian.

The interesting test is going to be what happens when the finger tenses on the trigger if Leeds get off to a bad start and the negative results pile up quickly leaving the club with plenty of work to do.

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