Rosler confirmed as Latics boss

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UWE Rosler has been confirmed as the new Wigan Athletic boss after leaving Brentford.

The German was set to take charge of the London club’s game at Carlisle today but a deal has been confirmed this morning.

Wigan and Brentford agreed a compensation package on Thursday and Rosler has been in talks with the club since.

Graham Barrow will take charge of Latics today at Millwall with Rosler watching from the stands before being officially unveiled on Monday.

A Wigan Athletic club statement read: “Wigan Athletic are delighted to announce Uwe Rösler as the club’s new manager.

“A compensation fee has been agreed with Brentford Football Club and Rösler will watch today’s match with Millwall from the stands, leaving Graham Barrow to take charge of the team.

“He starts work from tomorrow and will be unveiled officially on Monday.”

Latics Chairman Dave Whelan said: “Uwe is one of the brightest young managers in the Football League and his ambition is to manage in the Premier League.

“He impressed me enormously when I spoke to him, he has a strong philosophy about how to play the game and has a desire to shape all aspects of the long term future of the club. I think he can and will achieve great things here at Wigan Athletic.”

Wigan Athletic Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson added: “I want to thank Brentford for their help in making this process so straight forward and wish them success as they seek to find a replacement.

“I believe we have found the right manager for Wigan Athletic. It has clearly been a difficult decision for him to leave somewhere where he has been so successful. However, he can now start the job of taking the club forward and begin writing the next chapter in our history.”