FORMER Latics boss Uwe Rosler says he “holds no grudges” at Wigan after being confirmed as the new head coach at Leeds United, signing a two-year deal.
The German, 46, out of work since being sacked by Wigan last November, becomes the fifth permanent head coach/manager under the tenure of owner Massimo Cellino following Brian McDermott, David Hockaday, Darko Milanic and Neil Redfearn.
He guided the Latics to both the Championship play-offs and the FA Cup semi-final during his first season in charge but failed to replicate that success.
Rosler said: “I am very proud of what I did at Wigan, what happened after FA Cup was a rebuilding job and there were problems along the way.
“I was disappointed to be removed but I hold no grudges.
“I’m a glass half-full, not half-empty person. This is a great football club with great potential, we can be a force.
“At Wigan I probably had too many things going on. I want to be close to my players
“There is a core of players with their best years in front of them, there is great potential. Neil [Redfearn] left a very solid foundation.
“I think life is a challenge. I thrive on challenges. To be head coach at Leeds United is a chance in a lifetime.
“I’ll be responsible for picking the team, completely my responsibility and have an input on who goes in and who goes out.
“I have time now to speak to different departments, see what is in place, I want to give everyone here a chance.”