ROSLER IN FRAME AS SIMON MOVES ON
UWE Rosler has emerged as the leading candidate to take over from Simon Grayson at Bradford.
The 49-year-old German was sacked by Fleetwood in February this year following a run of seven straight defeats – ending an 18month spell at Highbury.
But the former Leeds boss is now the front runner and is favourites amongst some bookmakers to take the post.
Steve Cotterill is also in the frame after it was announced Grayson would not be extending his time at Valley Parade.
The 48-year-old joined in February following the sacking of Stuart McCall, helping the Bantams finish 11th.
Grayson’s short-term deal expired this summer but despite being offered the chance to take the role on permanently, the former Sunderland boss sees his future elsewhere.
He said: “After conversations with the owners, I have decided to turn down the option to extend my contract. This was an extremely difficult decision as I have enjoyed my time at Valley Parade.
“I would like to thank everyone at Bradford City, from the owners to the supporters, who have turned out in their numbers both home and away since I have been manager of their club. I wish the club all the best for the future.”
CONTENDER: Uwe Rosler