Why Rosler's Leeds spell suggests he'd be a terrible appointment for Fulham

Uwe Rosler

The former Leeds boss has been linked with a move to Craven Cottage.

On Monday afternoon, HITC Sport reported that former Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler is in the frame for the Fulham job.

Many Fulham fans aren't exactly enamoured with the news but some feel the 46-year-old is due a fair chance after suffering at the hands of Leeds owner Massimo Cellino.

Perhaps. But Rosler's tenure at Elland Road suggests there were enough faults with his management that he won't be able to turn out any differently in west London.

Rosler was 'nice' at Leeds but that also meant he was passive and, in fact, rather boring. He couldn't motivate his players and his comments to the press lacked any sort of ambition. 

The German's odds have shortened to 12/1 according to Sky Bet and the suggestions are that the Cottagers are genuinely considering hiring him.

The last time Fulham had a German in charge, of course, we all know what happened.

That should in no way count against Rosler - nationality means nothing and going 'British' is a myth when it comes to success, look at Tim Sherwood, Kit Symons, Brendan Rodgers and more.

But the former Leeds boss does have the potential to frustrate fans like Felix Magath (although nowhere near as much).

It's fair to credit Rosler for his work at Brentford and also fair to acknowledge the circus that surrounded him at both Wigan and Leeds. But he is his own worst enemy and, if Fulham want a long-term option, he is nowhere near the right man for the job.

His insistence on his 'philosophy' - one that doesn't actually amount to anything, just a rigid 4-3-3 that isolates the front man - and always being right demonstrates an arrogance that won't lead to any success. For Rosler himself, meanwhile, waiting would be best. He may have a burning desire to prove Leeds wrong - which is often a recipe for further failure.

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