Uwe Rosler

Where is Uwe Rosler now?

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

After getting the all clear, Rosler wanted to stay in football in some capacity so started working towards obtaining his coaching badges whilst in remission.

He later 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.

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In 2005, 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 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.

He stayed in this role for three years but left to take on a short managerial contract at Molde before returning 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 to Championship side Wigan Athletic in December 2013.

A successful first season at the JD Stadium saw his side reach the FA Cup semi-finals and also 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.

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.

Rosler was back in football management in July 2016 when he was appointed as the new manager of League One side Fleetwood Town and 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.

In between managerial posts Rosler has worked as a pundit and match analyst for a number of networks including Irish RTE’s coverage of Euro 2016.

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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