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Fortuna Düsseldorf – Uwe Rösler
Born on the 15th November 1968, Uwe Rösler is a 51-year-old journeyman player and manager. He has spent most of his career in his native Germany but punctuated this time with clubs in Norway, Sweden and, most notably, England as both a player and a manager.
He began his career as a promising centre-forward with Lokomotive Leipzig. Not to be confused with commercial franchise RB Leipzig, Lokomotive are among the most historic clubs in Germany having won the very first German championship in 1903 and going on to remain at the top of the game for a decade.
Rösler, however, did not play a particularly significant part in the club's history - he made just three league appearances for the side and failed to register a goal. He joined fellow Leipzig club BSG Chemie in 1988 and scored the first of 139 career goals at the club. A few decent seasons with Magdeburg were followed by a move to Dynamo Dresden. He started well before moving to FC Nuremberg the following year, only to transfer back to Dresden at the star of the following campaign. This second spell with Dynamo Dresden was goalless.
Rather confusingly, Rösler caught the attention of Manchester City based of the merits of his performances with Dresden. His arrival was met with trepidation by the Maine Road faithful but he quickly defied his critics in England. He scored 54 goals for the club between 1993 and 1998
He moved back to Germany thereafter with FC Kaiserslautern and Borussia Berlin before returning again to England - this time to the South Coast with Southampton. He was far less prolific than during his time with Manchester City, however, and scored just one goal in 29 games for the Saints. A similarly ill-fated, five-game spell at West Bromwich Albion came next.
He spent one more season in Germany before heading to Norway. He retired with Lillestrøm in 2003 after a 16-year career.
He stayed in Norway with Lillestrøm as a manager. He enjoyed a successful spell with the club, winning a healthy amount of his 56 games in charge. He then moved to Viking, another Norwegian club where he spent three years with a similar win-percentage. He was not setting the world alight or winning big trophies but he was doing good solid work. He then had a short spell with Molde. With Molde he can claim to be the most successful manager the club's history in terms of win ratio - he won six of his eight games in charge and didn't lose one.
He then began a seven-year spell as a manager of English clubs. First, he joined Brentford in 2011 before making the switch away from London to join Wigan Athletic in 2013. He was well thought after with Wigan, overseeing an excellent FA Cup run in his year-long spell with the club. Deciding to remain in Lancashire, Rösler then joined Fleetwood Town. He lasted two years before being succeeded by Joey Barton in 2018. The Fortuna Düsseldorf job is his first since then.