The original exponent of Rosler's 'heavy metal' football could be coming to England

Jürgen Klopp laughing

The Leeds United boss has failed to get his side playing Jurgen Klopp's way yet, but could the man himself soon be arriving in England?

When Leeds United appointed Uwe Rosler as their manager during the summer, the 46-year-old was quick to promise a certain style of football, even if it was somewhat cryptic in its description.

“I like very powerful, quick football,” Rosler told leedsunited.com. “Jurgen Klopp says ‘heavy metal’ so that sort of football.”

The problem is, so far Leeds fans have not exactly seen that and as another international break arrives Rosler’s side find themselves 16th in the Championship with just 11 points from a possible 30 and with a goal-difference of minus-four.

There is no question that Rosler should be given time at Elland Road, and with this talented young side he should come good in the end. But it is interesting that just over four months after the Leeds boss spoke about Klopp, the former Borussia Dortmund manager is being tipped to follow him to England.

According to the BBC, Klopp is Liverpool’s first-choice option to replace the departed Brendan Rodgers, and if he arrives he could well bring the “heavy metal” football to England that Rosler has so far failed to.

But whatever happens at Anfield, Leeds fans will be hoping that with patience and hard work Rosler ultimately leads them back to the Premier League; and who knows, perhaps one day the two exponents of heavy metal football could eventually face off?

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