Uwe Rosler

Where is Uwe Rosler now?

Manchester City legend, Uwe Rosler retired from playing in 2003 when he was diagnosed with cancer of the blood whilst at Norwegian side Lillestrom.

After getting the all clear, Rosler credited his recovery to the support of the Manchester City fans who were singing his name from the terraces whilst he was recovering in hospital.

Rosler wanted to stay in football in some capacity so started working towards obtaining his coaching badges whilst in remission.

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In 2005, Uwe Rosler got his first taste of management with his former side Lillestrom and had two successful years with successive fourth place finishes.

Unfortunately the Lillestrom board weren’t satisfied with this and promptly sacked him in 2006.

Rosler was only out of work for a couple of weeks before he joined Norwegian league rivals Viking as manager.

He stayed in this role for three years but left to take on a short managerial contract at Molde and then eventually returned back to England to take the managerial role at Brentford in June 2011.

After a couple of successful seasons with Brentford, Uwe Rosler made an unexpected switch in December 2013 to Championship side Wigan Athletic.

A successful first season saw his side reach the FA Cup semi-finals and the Championship play-offs.

Unfortunately a sequence of bad results at the start of the 2014-15 season led to Uwe Rosler’s dismissal in November 2014 with his Wigan side sitting 22nd in the table.

In early 2015 it was revealed that Rosler had turned down the 1860 Munich manager’s job as he preferred to coach in England.

In May 2015, it looked as though Rosler’s decision to turn down 1860 Munich’s offer was the right one as he was appointed manager of Championship side Leeds United.

Uwe Rosler’s stay at Elland Road was unfortunately short lived and he was sacked by the club’s controversial owner Massimo Cellino after only 12 games into the season after a run of poor form.

In 2016, Uwe Rosler worked as a pundit and match analyst for Irish television network RTE’s coverage of Euro 2016.

Rosler was back in football management in July 2016 when he was appointed as the new manager of League One side Fleetwood Town reaching the play-offs in his first full season at the club.

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Uwe Rosler: Premier League Statistics

NationalityGerman
PositionForward
Appearances103
Goals29
Yellow Cards17
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forManchester City, Southampton

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com