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Ian Holloway says Uwe Rosler was very fortunate to get the Leeds job

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The Sky Sports pundit has been discussing the new Leeds boss.

Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler was 'very fortunate' to get the head coach's job at Elland Road, according to Ian Holloway in his regular Sky Sports prediction column.

Indeed, the former Premier League and Championship boss feels Neil Redfearn did well at Leeds, meaning the German was lucky to inherit a good young team.

Holloway told Sky Sports: "Leeds is freshness. They've got some good young players in their team, although I think Uwe Rosler is very fortunate to have the job as I didn't think Neil Redfearn had a bad stint with them."

There are two possible interpretations of Holloway's comments, of course. A) The pundit and former manager hasn't done any research again, as Redfearn's relationship with Massimo Cellino had become untenable, meaning the former Leeds boss simply couldn't carry on at Elland Road.

But B) Holloway could be making the point that Rosler's CV is so, so and there were arguably better candidates out there for the Leeds job.

Either way, the German is yet to stand the test of time at United. So far, the team he seems to building is showing very positive signs indeed but one criticism is Rosler's tendency to keep saying he was right to make this or that decision after a game. He did so after playing Scott Wootton in holding midfield against Doncaster Rovers and fans didn't seem to agree.

Overall, though, if Rosler was 'very fortunate,' he's doing a good job of making the most of that fortune.

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