Uwe Rosler says Leeds should attempt to emulate Bournemouth this season

Uwe Rosler

Leeds manager Uwe Rosler is looking to emulate Bournemouth's success

Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that the Whites need to follow Bournemouth's lead in the upcoming season.

Rosler, 46, was appointed Leeds manager earlier this summer, replacing Neil Redfearn after a turbulent season at Elland Road, which saw three permanent managers in the hotseat.

Now, German Rosler is expected to stabilise Leeds this season, and a number of new signings - almost all with experience in the Championship - should certainly help their cause.

Promotion may be a big ask for a team who have been struggling in midtable since their return to the Championship in 2010, but manager Rosler believes that Leeds should look to the story of Bournemouth for inspiration.

The Cherries were one of the few teams in the Championship last season that hadn't played in the Premier League, and despite the lack of parachute payments, Eddie Howe took Bournemouth to the Premier League - and Rosler has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds should use Bournemouth, or even today's opponents Burnley, as an example of what can happen even if you don't have the biggest budget.

"Being manager at Wigan left me knowing what parachute payments mean and what sort of advantage you have compared to most of the teams," said Rosler. "It’s incredibly difficult for teams that don’t have the parachute payments to win promotion and get up there."

"Sean Dyche and Burnley, they did it and I think that shows the model to follow on a relatively low budget compared to other teams – to still be competitive and win promotion. Bournemouth did the same last season and Brentford nearly did it. They are examples to follow," he added. 

Bournemouth did have Russian owner Maxim Demin pumping money into the club, but with little expectation of a promotion push this time last year, Howe defied the odds to take Bournemouth into the Premier League for the first time.

Leeds have made sensible, calculated signings this summer, and Rosler appears to have a clear plan for his team - and that kind of intent could go a long way for Leeds, who have been predicted to finish in midtable once again.

If Rosler can replicate the success of his time at Brentford, Leeds could certainly push towards the top six this season, and despite being the biggest team in the division, that would be something of a surprise to many.

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