Uwe Rosler says he enjoys the company of Leeds chairman Cellino, explains how he got hired

Uwe Rosler

The German is set to take the Whites into their first season under his management, and looks to have the backing of the club's Italian supremo.

Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has given an in-depth and at times personal interview to the Yorkshire Evening Post on a whole range of topics, including his relationship with the club's chairman Massimo Cellino.

The former Manchester City striker took charge at Elland Road this summer, in what is his third management role in England after spells at Brentford and Wigan Athletic.

He had been out of work for a few months after leaving the DW Stadium in November, but revealed a fierce confidence about his methods that has given instant results at the clubs he has joined - news that is sure to get Leeds fans excited ahead of the new season.

Despite his sacking at Wigan, Rosler thinks he would have kept the Latics up if he would have remained in charge.

 “In coaching, everywhere I went I improved the team with immediate effect,” Rosler said in the YEP.

“There was natural progression in all of my stages. Then I got a little blip with Wigan. But I’m also absolutely confident that Wigan wouldn’t have got relegated if I’d stayed there.”

The 46-year-old also shone a light on what his relationship with Cellino is like, with many fans only seeing the Italian as an eccentric millionaire with more money than sense. 

Rosler suggests the Leeds chairman to be an astute and passionate individual, who he is quite comfortable around.

When discussing his brief interview for the job at Elland Road, the Leeds head coach revealed that he outlined his tactical intentions on a laptop to Cellino, who was already aware of the kind of football Rosler encouraged from his time at other clubs.

“I showed him on a laptop how I wanted to play,” he said, “but I think he did his homework before then anyway. He knew what my teams stand for. But I did the same presentation for the players too. When you see those 10 minutes, you know what you’re getting yourself into.

"Mr Cellino, all credit to him. He saw what was needed and he put it in place," Rosler added of Cellino's decision to make changes to the back room and playing staff this summer. "I see another side of him that a lot of people have not seen. We both enjoy our company. We listen to each other and we both want to do really, really well for this football club. We’re really ambitious."

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