Is Steve Evans exposing just how bad Uwe Rosler was at Leeds?

Uwe Rosler

The Leeds head coach has built a bit of momentum after just five games in charge - under difficult circumstances.

It's easy to now look back at Uwe Rosler's tenure at Leeds United and kick a man when he's down. It could almost be labeled unfair. The German seemed to try his hardest and was described as a nice man by his colleagues.

But it's hard to overlook the fact Steve Evans has already got Leeds doing far better after just five games than Rosler did in several months.

Indeed, despite further off-field distractions at Elland Road and a disheartening 2-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers, Evans has already achieved two things his predecessor couldn't: a home win and back-to-back victories.

It's not rocket science that the Scot has applied at United, though, it's simple basics. Evans is talking to the players. He is motivating the players. He is expressing himself on the touchline and trying to influence proceedings mid-game.

Communication is key and tactics are not being overcomplicated.

But look back to Rosler's reign and can anyone safely say the German was doing any of that himself at Leeds?

While the 46-year-old went on about his 'philosophy' and did register an impressive away win at Derby County, for instance, what was it exactly that the former Leeds coach achieved at Elland Road?

With every game, the players looked more and more demoralised - and less and less capable of actually playing football.

It may only be five games in, then, but Steve Evans succeeding Uwe Rosler has done the German no favours when it comes to how he will be remembered in Yorkshire. Right now, it's hard not to look back and think he did a very bad job indeed during his short time with the Whites.

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