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Rosler named Leeds head coach

Championship club Leeds United have named Uwe Rosler as their new head coach on a two-year deal.

The German has been out of work since he was dismissed as manager of relegated Championship club Wigan Athletic in November.

During his time at the DW Stadium, Rosler led Wigan to the Championship play-off semi-finals in 2013-14 as well as the last four of the FA Cup in the same season.

Rosler will now take charge at Elland Road, although the future of Neil Redfearn remains unclear – with the latter offered the chance to return to his previous role with the club’s academy.

Owner Massimo Cellino has shown in the past that he is not afraid to make changes in the dugout, with Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic both being sacked during the 2014-15 season.

Redfearn steadied the ship at Leeds, alleviating the threat of relegation to League One and steering the Yorkshire club to a 15th-placed finish.

However, that was not enough to earn an extended stay as head coach.

Speaking at the presentation of Rosler, executive director Adam Pearson confirmed Leeds will also appoint a head of recruitment “with experience of the UK game”.

Wed 20 May, 2015
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