Former Leeds United striker Robbie Blake told Radio Yorkshire he hopes Uwe Rosler doesn’t need to make mistakes to make progress at the club.
Blake has suggested that Rosler’s realisation of what went wrong during his time at Wigan puts him in a position to prevent the same mistakes as he embarks on life as the head coach at Elland Road.
Rosler is a very experienced coach and should be determined to ensure that he doesn’t have to go through a period at Leeds where he is correcting one error to the next.
“Uwe would have realised that he’s gone in there at Wigan and has done certain things wrong – It’s good he’s realised what went wrong and hopefully he won’t need to do that at Leeds,” he said.
“Sometimes you don’t realise how good something can be until it goes wrong – He’s a good name and was a good player.”
The German is going to be under real pressure because there is a belief from Massimo Cellino that he is the man who can take the club forward.
The Championship action returns in August and Leeds will need to get off to a good start to prevent the Italian getting twitchy and questioning whether he did the right thing by offering Rosler a two-year contract.
The managers of the recent past have never really been given any chance to correct their mistakes by Cellino, with Neil Redfearn not even given the chance to move the side forward after guiding them to a comfortable league finish last season.
Hopefully it won’t take a bad mistake or run of form for Rosler to realise that an idea isn’t working and hopefully he’ll be given the time to implement a thorough policy by Cellino and isn’t sacked the first time things start to go wrong.