Rosler unveiled as new Latics manager

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UWE Rosler has told how he believes he can bring success to the club, during his first press conference as Wigan Athletic manager.

The 45-year-old met with the media on Monday afternoon alongside chairman Dave Whelan and chief executive Jonathan Jackson.

New Latics boss Uwe Rosler with chairman Dave Whelan

New Latics boss Uwe Rosler with chairman Dave Whelan

He spoke of his ambition to get Wigan Athletic to the Premier League while the two men sat with him revealed why he was the right fit for Latics.

“We identified the need for a modern, passionate, ambitious individual to get us to a type of football that has seen us play in the Premier League for eight years and be, of course, the proud holders of the FA Cup,” said Jackson.

“When we met the man to my left, we knew immediately that that was the person that we wanted.

“After a whirlwind few days I am delighted to introduce the new manager of Wigan Athletic, Mr Uwe Rosler.”

Rosler told how he couldn’t wait to get going at the club, detailing his love for football which is played on the ground but also direct and attacking.

He also added that he will bring in a formation of 4-3-3 and his belief that the players he has at his disposal will fit perfectly into that system.

“I am very excited, also exhausted, the last three days have been very hectic,” said Rosler.

“It came a little bit out of the blue, I did expect it but my former club Brentford have been very helpful and understood the situation that such a big club like Wigan Athletic had come in for me and given me such an opportunity and also the fact that my family situation has been quite difficult travelling for two-and-a-half years.

“They gave me permission to talk to the club and everything went very fast.

“I met the players for their first training session and there is a very good feel about the place.

“It’s a big club that comes from the Premiership, eight years in the Premiership successfully, Roberto Martinez did a great job and they are the inspiration for other clubs that this can be done.”

For much more from Uwe Rosler’s first press conference as Wigan boss see the Wigan Evening Post (Tuesday) and this week’s Wigan Observer. A video of the press conference will also be available online from Tuesday.