Wigan boss Rosler: I owe career to Solskjaer

Wigan Athletic boss Uwe Rosler is a big fan of Cardiff City rival Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The two teams meet in the FA Cup.

Rosler admits he would not have got his break with former club Brentford had Solskjaer, in charge of Molde at the time, not bigged him up to Bees owner Matthew Benham.

“Matthew was the man behind the NextGen youth competition and wanted to have a team from Norway in the competition,” Rosler said.

“They asked Ole Gunnar if Molde would be interested and during those conversations and meetings, my name got mentioned to the owner for the Brentford job.

“Matthew confirmed to me that he asked Ole Gunnar ‘do you know a manager?’ And Ole Gunnar said ‘why not try him?’

“That is how I got my interview and I would not have got my interview if Ole Gunnar had not put the word in.”

 
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