By Wayne Veysey

9th Apr, 2017 | 7:29am

Uwe Rosler in line for job at Championship big hitters - report

By Alex Stevens

Uwe Rosler is the first choice to become the new manager of Norwich, according to a report.

The Sun claim the Championship big hitters are targeting the Fleetwood manager to fill their vacant managerial position.

It is said that newly-appointed director of football Stuart Webber, who is in charge of recruitment and is spearheading the club’s search for a new manager, is a big admirer of Rosler.

The Sun go as far as to report that Fleetwood are so concerned about losing the German that their current ambition is for him to “finish the season before they agree his move to Norwich”.

Rosler has got his managerial back on track after a short-lived spell as manager of Leeds last season that abruptly ended with the sack after just 11 league matches.

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The 48-year-old is one of many managers to fall foul of the lack of patience of erratic Elland Road co-owner Massimo Cellino.

Rosler is now in charge of League One side Fleetwood Town and has steered the minnows to the play-off spots with hopes of a first-ever promotion to the Championship.

Fleetwood are set to miss out on automatic promotion but are third in the league and well placed to secure a top-six finish that will guarantee a place in the play-offs.

The German has also had spells as manager at English second-tier clubs Brentford and Wigan, as well as Norwegian trio Molde, Viking and Lillestrom.

Norwich represent a more prestigious job given the club’s spells in the Premier League, including last season before they returned to the Championship.

The club have had a disappointing campaign, and lie in 10th position despite Saturday’s remarkable 7-1 win over Reading, which was overseen by caretaker manager Alan Irvine.

In other Leeds news, the club have sealed an out-of-window midfielder transfer.

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