Uwe Rosler

Where is Uwe Rosler now?

A Manchester City legend, Uwe Rosler retired from playing in 2003 whilst playing for Norwegian side Lillestrom after he was diagnosed with cancer after X-Rays revealed a tumour in his chest.

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

Over a 16 year career he ended up making nearly 500 appearances and scoring nearly 150 goals for 12 different clubs.

 
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Having worked towards obtaining his coaching badges whilst in remission, Rosler got his first taste of management in 2005 with his former side Lillestrom.

He had two successful seasons at the club with two successive fourth-placed finishes and runners-up places in two cup finals but the board weren’t satisfied with results 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 where he stayed for three years before taking on a short contract at Molde where he saved them from relegation in 2010.

He then returned to England in June 2011 to join Brentford where he spent two seasons before leaving in December 2013 to join Wigan Athletic having laid down the foundations of Mark Warburton’s promotion-winning side the following season.

A successful first season at the JD Stadium saw his side reach the FA Cup semi-finals and also the Championship play-offs but unfortunately a sequence of bad results at the start of the 2014-15 season led to his 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 and he got his wish five months later when he was appointed manager of Championship side Leeds United.

Unfortunately his stay at Elland Road was 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.

He then made a return to football management in July 2016 when he was appointed as the new manager of League One side Fleetwood Town where he reached the play-offs in his first full season at the club.

However, his second season was disastrous in comparison and he was sacked in February 2018 after seven league defeats and with his team languishing in 20th place.

Three months later he joined Swedish side Malmo half-way through their season taking them from 11th place to a final position of third place in the league.

In his first full season he led his side to a second-placed position in the league losing the title by just one point to Djurgarden and then surprisingly left the club by mutual consent.

In January 2020 he was appointed in his current role as manager of Bundesliga side Fortuna Dusseldorf. 

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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