According to the Daily Mail, Fortuna Dusseldorf boss Uwe Rosler is in the running to become Alex Neil’s replacement at Preston.

It’s claimed that Rosler is a name on the list to become Preston’s new boss, which we believe is likely to be a head coach rrole rather than a traditional manager.

Rosler is currently coaching in Germany’s second tier with Fortuna Dusseldorf, but his contract expires this summer, meaning he is likely to move on.

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The 52-year-old made his name in England as a player with Manchester City, before also impressing as a manager with Brentford. Moves to Wigan Athletic, Leeds United and Fleetwood Town materialised from there.

We believe Rosler was actually in the running for the North End job back in 2017, having aided Ben Davies and his development at Fleetwood, but the job went to Alex Neil.

Almost four years on, Rosler is now thought to be in contention again, with the report highlighting his strong connections in the North West as well as knowing the Swedish and Norwegian markets.

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Rosler was sacked as Fleetwood boss in 2018, which is something of a red flag, but he bounced back by excelling with Malmo, winning more than 61% of his 83 games in charge.

Rosler was brought in to try and save Dusseldorf from the Bundesliga drop zone last season, but he couldn’t keep them up, and now has them sixth in the table, nine points off a play-off spot.

The German represents an intriguing option given his connections in the region, his history in England and his experience around Europe, though the way certain jobs seemed to fall apart in the end may be a little concerning.

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