Rangers boss Mark Warburton reacted to the sacking of Uwe Rosler at Leeds United, telling Sky Sports that he finds it incredible that teams do not give their managers time to build a foundation before sacking them.
Warburton said: “I'm a friend of Uwe, I feel for him, he's played about 10 games and he's gone. People need a chance to build foundations, you have to wonder what the game is coming to when that is happening, what other workplace would operate like that? I find it quite incredible. Last year managers were leaving within a ridiculous period of time, you have to be given more time to build a squad.”
Warburton has similar experience to that of Rosler, having left his job at Brentford last season when the club wanted to go in a different direction.
Despite leading them into the play-offs, Warburton was let go, and Brentford are suffering whilst his new club, Rangers, are storming their way to the Scottish Championship title with a 100% record.
Admittedly, Warburton was given a long time to build a foundation at Brentford, and was not sacked, but left the club willingly when they announced they wanted to change direction.
But he still had the right to be frustrated, and he can feel Rosler’s pain.
He had just 11 games in charge of Leeds before being axed by Massimo Cellino, and his short-term nature which has seen six managers in his short time at Elland Road.
The Italian owner may think he is doing best for the side, but his influence means that there can be no consistency with what his team are doing, and any manager that comes in is given no time to build a squad in his own ideal.
Warburton has proven that if a manager is given time to build something they will start to impress, and Cellino needs to start taking stock of how he is running Leeds if he is to keep the few fans that still support him on his side.