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Uwe Rosler claims Fortuna have 'asked for more time' to decide his future after Preston links

Preston aren’t expected to appoint a new manager until the summer, but rumours are still circulating.

North End parted ways with Alex Neil last month, and Frankie McAvoy has been placed in interim charge until the end of the season.

A host of managers have been suggested, and the Daily Mail reported earlier this month that Uwe Rosler is in the frame to land the job.

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Formerly of Brentford, Wigan Athletic and Leeds United, Rosler was on Preston’s radar in 2017 after excelling at Fleetwood Town.

A spell with Malmo followed, but Rosler now finds himself back in Germany with Fortuna Dusseldorf, who are pushing for a play-off place in 2. Bundesliga.

Rosler’s contract expires at the end of the season, meaning he could be free for North End to snatch this summer.

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Rosler has now told the Rheinische Post that a decision on his future will come in due time, but Fortuna director Klaus Allofs has asked for more time.

Allofs wants to see how Fortuna end the season before deciding Rosler’s future, meaning Preston will face a wait if they do want to speak to Rosler about a move to Deepdale this summer.

“There will be a timely decision, but there is no specific date,” said Rosler. “Sure, at some point everyone wants to make a decision. That’s why we talked ten days ago, but I also clearly understand Klaus Allofs’ point of view. He asked for more time – I respect that,” he added.

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