Leeds boss lauds Cellino's transfer system, explains difference from role at Brentford

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The German has been discussing the ins and outs of Leeds' negotiating strategy.

Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler says he plays a different role in transfers at Elland Road to the one he had at Brentford, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

At both clubs, though, the 46-year-old is and was only involved in identifying transfer targets and not negotiating deals.

And that's exactly how he likes it. Indeed, the likes of owner Massimo Cellino, executive director Adam Pearson and head of recruitment Martyn Glover all play a greater part in actually securing players at Leeds than Rosler himself but that's something the coach is a fan of.

Rosler told BBC Radio Leeds: "It's a similar model to how I worked in Brentford. I identify the targets but negotiations I'm not involved and I don't want to be involved.

"Here, it's slightly different. I'm involved in identifying the player but not as heavily as I was at Brentford. Here, as well, I'm not involved in negotiations and I'm very happy not to be involved."

There is no better example of the system, of course, than owner Cellino's statement on Friday afternoon announcing that Leeds will no longer be pursuing Watford forward Fernando Forestieri.

The chairman did the negotiating, made the decision and delivered the confirmation. And, if he has a man delighted to step aside in that process in Rosler, the Leeds owner should hold onto him for as long as possible!

Many managers have in the past expressed their disdain for such systems but the German's words must be music to Cellino's ears.

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