Uwe Rosler comments on the current situation at Leeds United

Elland Road pitchside

The former Leeds United boss has been speaking shortly after his exit.

Former Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has been speaking to the print edition of German magazine Kicker with his comments later published online by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Rosler took charge at Elland Road in the summer following the departure of Neil Redfearn, but he lasted only 12 matches before being sacked, with former Rotherham United boss Steve Evans now at the helm.

Rosler was tipped to be a success at Leeds and he certainly said all the right things shortly after his arrival, but he failed to get the side firing and left with the Whites 18th in the Championship.

The German became the fifth manager at Leeds during owner Massimo Cellino’s time in charge and his comments to Kicker make for interesting reading.

“About half of the teams in the Championship dream about the jackpot; £120million from the Premier League,” Rosler said.

“This causes owners of the clubs to lose their nerves quickly, and causes quick hirings and firings. That’s what’s happening now at Leeds.”

Rosler is not wrong, with club chairmen knowing the huge financial rewards if they can get their sides into the top flight, not least the parachute payments even if things do not work out once they are there.

But whatever Rosler thinks of his treatment at Leeds, his successor Evans appears to have got the squad playing his way, and with back-to-back victories the future is looking a whole lot brighter than it was a short while ago.

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