Leeds United assistant Rob Kelly explains how he differs to head coach Uwe Rosler

Uwe Rosler

Rob Kelly was appointed Leeds United assistant coach to Uwe Rosler over the summer.

Kelly arrived at Elland Road following Rosler’s summer appointment, and he has told the Yorkshire Evening Post how he differs in management style to the German boss.

“I’m not outspoken but I’m different to Uwe,” Kelly said. “There’s no point in me being here if we don’t have an input but that’s one good thing with Uwe. He’s very open minded. He’ll listen but he makes the final decision. He’s a very determined character.”

Kelly has played a key role as Rosler’s assistant this season, and he has admitted that he does have an input into how Rosler sets up his team, even though the head coach has the final say.

Thankfully for Kelly, he is working under a manager who is open minded, and he has proven throughout his career that he is willing to change systems and the style of football if it is not working.

Leeds fell to defeat yesterday, ending their unbeaten Championship start to the campaign by losing to Ipswich Town.

The result will do little to suggest Leeds are playing the wrong type of football, and although losing at home, Ipswich are a team expected to be in the play-off mix again this season.

Kelly and Rosler have their work cut out to make a team competitive enough to also fight in the top six of the league table, but with the duo working in tandem, they will give themselves a great chance to achieve their aims of securing a lofty finish this season.

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