Over the weekend, Uwe Rosler’s name was thrown into the mix for the Preston job.
The Daily Mail report that Rosler is in contention to become North End boss this summer following Alex Neil’s exit in March.
Rosler is currently managing in Germany’s second tier with Fortuna Dusseldorf, but his contract expires this summer and it looks likely that he will be let go.
We believe that Rosler was a top candidate for Preston in 2017, but was eventually overlooked in favour of Alex Neil, so this new interest isn’t a huge shock.
Rosler’s Dusseldorf side sit fifth in the 2. Bundesliga table, and look set to miss out on an immediate return to the top flight having suffered relegation last term.
Bild now report that a decision on Rosler’s future will be made by the end of next week, and note that he still has a chance to stay on despite a couple of ’embarrassing’ failures in cup competitions.
Rosler has even been asked about the links to Preston, and claims he has had no contact from North End about the job, reiterating his commitment to Fortuna.
“To be honest: I haven’t spoken to anyone, not to any other club,” said Rosler. “My first point of contact was, is and will definitely be Fortuna,” he added.
Dusseldorf legend and board member Klaus Allofs has added his input, simply staing that ‘”No decision has yet been made” on Rosler’s future.
Let’s see if Fortuna decide they want to keep Rosler. It looks a little unlikely, and an exit could only intensify the links with the North End job.