ROSLER FACTFILE

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Born: 15 Novem­ber 1968 in Al­tenburg, East Ger­many Po­si­tion: Striker Wife: Ce­cilie Sons: Tony and Colin Be­gan his ca­reer in East Ger­many. Moved to West Ger­man Bun­desliga club FC Nurn­berg but failed to score in an ill-fated two-year spell.

In 1994 Brian Hor­ton, then Manch­ester City man­ager, bought him. Goals in two Manch­ester der­bies in 1995/ 96 made him a hit with City fans. He scored 65 goals for City but af­ter two rel­e­ga­tions in two sea­sons, he went back to Gern­many. He later had spells at Southamp­ton and WBA.

In 2003, at 34, Rosler bat­tled non-Hodgkin’s lym­phoma, and then went into man­age­ment. He led Lillestrøm to the fi­nal of the Nor­we­gian Cup in 2005 and the Royal League fi­nal in 2006, but lost both. He also helped Molde stay up against all odds in 2010.

Rosler moved to Brent­ford in June 2011 and al­most led them to pro­mo­tion last sea­son. He took over at Wi­gan on De­cem­ber 7. PLAY­ING CA­REER • (1987–1988) FC Loko­mo­tive Leipzig. Games: 3; Goals 0 • (1988–1989) BSG Chemie Leipzig. Games: 27; Goals: 6 • (1989–1990) FC Magde­burg. Games: 46; Goals: 19 • (1990–1992) Dy­namo Dres­den. Games: 46; Goals: 7 • (1992–1994) FC Nurn­berg. Games: 28; Goals: 0 • (1993–1994) Dy­namo Dres­den (loan). Games: 7; Goals: 0 • (1994–1998) Manch­ester City. Games: 181; Goals: 65 • (1998–1999) Kais­er­slautern. Games: 28; Goals: 8 • (1999–2000) Ten­nis Borus­sia Ber­lin. Games: 28; Goals: 6 • (2000–2002) Southamp­ton Games: 29; Goals: 1 • (2001) West Bromwich Al­bion (loan). Games: 5; Goals: 1 • (2002) SpVgg Un­ter­haching. Games: 14; Goals: 5 • (2002–2003) Lillestrøm. Games: 11; Goals: 10 In­ter­na­tional • East Ger­many U21s Games: 6; Gaols: 1 • East Ger­many Games: 5; Goals: 0 MAN­AGE­MENT CA­REER (2004-2006) Lillestrøm (2006-2009) Vik­ing (2010) Molde (2011-2013) Brent­ford (2013-present) Wi­gan Ath­letic

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