Guest Blog: Uwe Rosler
- 30 September 2013 13:27
- Posted by @NieldyMCFC
In the next edition of blogs penned by former City greats, Der Bomber himself Uwe Rosler talks about how the club has changed since he was a Maine Road hero and life as a manager…
There’s no doubting that City are now a force to be reckoned with in European football. Since the takeover in 2008, and with the players that are now here, the club has moved on at a fantastic pace. The owners arrived and they promised to be here for a long time and they have kept that promise.
They have put a lot into the club and they have also worked to develop East Manchester. They are giving a lot to the local community which is very much at the heart of what Manchester City are.
Over time, the new academy will also produce its own players because there is a lot of money going into that area too. It won’t be long until we see a young player coming through that we have produced by ourselves.
I have wonderfully fond memories of my time at City and as many of you will know I’m now manager at Brentford. Being in charge of a team brings a different kind of pressure than that put on a player. Everything that happens lies with the manager. You have the ultimate responsibility whether things are going right or whether things are going wrong, but that doesn’t always mean that you are the best or worst manager.
I think it is important in football to create an environment where people want to work to be the best they can be. That is what I try to achieve at Brentford, with the help of my backroom staff. They are fantastic people to work with and they are doing a great job.
We are going places. Obviously, the bar is raised year by year – we’ve had two successful seasons – but we always want to be better than we were the year before so this year, we want promotion.
I’m glad that City fans also remember my time at the club with fond memories. I think the partnership I had with Paul Walsh worked very well and together we scored lots of goals.
I haven’t seen enough of the new striker partnerships at City to really comment on who the best pairing is. Maybe after ten games, we will know who clicks with each other and who the manager prefers in big games. For certain though, in Dzeko, Aguero, Negredo and Jovetic there is plenty of great options for Manuel to choose from.
Overall, I think everyone will get enough games. It is so important because we are such a big club and we need everyone firing on all fronts. We need good competition and a good bench and we need players that push themselves so we can have good squad rotation.
I think we have all the ingredients necessary to win trophies this year.