Former Leeds United player Lee Bowyer told talkSPORT that he hopes the trend of the club changing manager on a frequent basis is now over.
Bowyer described the recent past as a ‘travesty’ for the club and revealed his hope that new head coach Uwe Rosler will be given plenty of time to get the club moving towards their ultimate goal of promotion into the Premier League.
“It's a tough, tough job up there, it's a travesty really what's gone on - Hopefully he'll get a bit of time because how many different managers have they had in the last two or three years? It's frightening really - That club should definitely be in the Premier League,” he told talkSPORT.
The defining factor for Rosler
The defining factor for Rosler and Leeds fans with regards to seeing if he will be given time, will be when that first blip comes in the season.
It will be interesting to see if the club’s owner Massimo Cellino resists the urge to pull the trigger and make another change, if a couple of negative results start to accumulate for the team.
It’s impossible for any manager at a huge club to oversee progress while he feels uncomfortable or pressured in his position and Rosler will need that little bit of breathing space.
A solid platform moving forward
If Rosler can be backed and given time, if Leeds can be consistent this season and if the club can get into a position where promotion is possible, that club then has a great platform to be able to move forward.