Rosler: It’s good to talk to each other

Dave Whelan and grandson David Sharpe
Dave Whelan and grandson David Sharpe
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UWE Rosler believes a clear line of communication is the key to success at Wigan Athletic.

The Latics boss told the Evening Post that he is in regular contact with chairman Dave Whelan about his side’s progress and revealed that the 77-year-old’s grandson, David Sharpe, frequently visits the club’s training ground.

The chairman has often said that when he finally quits Latics he would like to place the club in the hands of Mr Sharpe.

The relationship between the board and management team is something Rosler believes is a vital one in taking the club forward.

“I have been in very good contact with the chairman since I came to the club last December,” he said.

“When things are not going as planned, communication can get difficult but in our case communication is even stronger. The fact that David Sharpe, his grandson, is involved in daily business means communication is stronger than ever.

“The chairman coming into the dressing room on a regular basis shows to the players that we are absolutely in it together.

“From day one, when I walked through the door, it is nice to get reassurance when you get a run like we have had.”

Five Latics players have left the club to link up with their international sides. They are William Kvist (Denmark), Shaun Maloney (Scotland), Emyr Huws (Wales), James McClean (Ireland) and Ali Al Habsi (Oman).