Fleetwood Town boss Rosler’s clear job description

Town chairman Andy Pilley has high hopes for Uwe Roslers managerial performance at Highbury
Town chairman Andy Pilley has high hopes for Uwe Roslers managerial performance at Highbury
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Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley says Uwe Rosler’s role as head coach does exactly what it says on the tin and that the ex-Manchester City legend can help Town build relations with the top Premier League clubs.

After the departure of manager Steven Pressley last Tuesday Pilley has acted swiftly to snap up the services of ex-Brentford coach Rosler.

The 47-year-old guided Brentford to promotion from League One in the 2013-14 as head coach working closely with sporting director Mark Warburton.

That European model is one that Pilley has opted for when recruiting Rosler and the German will work closely with Town’s technical director, Gretar Steinsson.

Pilley explained how the role works and says Rosler will have a role in recruitment but that the title gives him more freedom to concentrate on matters on the pitch.

He said: “Uwe’s brief is to win football games, it is to develop our players, to make them better, of course he has an involvement in the recruitment policy but so does the club and that is the same at any modern day football club.

“It is no different than 80-90 percent of the clubs out there.

“If you are spending vast amounts on players, whether it be transfer fees or just wages, a modern football club will want to have a say in that recruitment process.

“It also allows Uwe to stick to what he is exceptionally good at which is getting on the grass and teaching the players the tactics that he is so successfully implemented wherever he has been.”

Pilley says Steinsson will be focusing on identifying talent and building relations with the big Premier League clubs but also added that Rosler will also have a big part to play in building better relations with top flight clubs.

He said: “It means the likes of Gretar Steinsson who has made some great signings last pre-season like Amari’i Bell, Jimmy Ryan, Eggert Jonsson, Bobby Grant.

“I thought the recruitment was really good and he can focus on doing more of the same, identifying talent, building relations with the big Premier League teams.

“Of course Uwe helps with that because he is friendly and very respected with the big Premier League clubs but it means he can go and do the job that he wants to do, which is on the grass, which is training the players and making them better.”