Leeds United set to approach Uwe Rösler to take over from Neil Redfearn

Uwe Rosler

Uwe Rösler is a leading contender to be appointed Leeds United’s head coach, despite Neil Redfearn not yet having left the club.

Rösler is among a number of individuals whom Massimo Cellino has considered in recent days. The German has been out of work since leaving Wigan Athletic in November, having also managed Brentford from 2011-13.

Redfearn’s contract expires in June and he is set to leave despite having guided Leeds to Championship safety last season in the midst of a chaotic period. Leeds’ owner, Massimo Cellino, has not spoken to the current coach since his return from a Football League ban and Redfearn had not been told of Rösler’s potential appointment on Tuesday.

If confirmed, Rösler will become the fourth manager at Leeds since Cellino controversially took control last April. The Italian initially appointed the former Forest Green Rovers coach Dave Hockaday, before replacing him with the Slovenian Darko Milanic and then Redfearn.

Cellino held a bizarre press conference last week that lasted well over an hour and included him pausing for a cigarette break.

His tenure at Leeds has already been littered with controversy, and the former Cagliari owner has further tax allegations against him in Sardinia that could potentially lead to more problems with the League.

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