By Alex Stevens
Uwe Rosler is the strong favourite to succeed David Wagner as the manager of Huddersfield, according to a report.
The Sun claim the Championship promotion hopefuls will target the Fleetwood manager if highly rated German Wagner moves to a new club.
It is said that Huddersfield head of football operations Stuart Webber, who is in charge of recruitment and contract, is a big admirer of Rosler.
The Sun go as far as to report that Rosler, who, like Wagner, is German, is “pencilled in as Huddersfield’s next manager”.
Wagner, 45, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding young managers in Europe and has made a huge impact since taking the helm at Huddersfield in November 2015.
He has steered the Yorkshire club to third in this season’s Championship and to a position where they retain genuine hopes of automatic promotion.
Rosler has got his managerial back on track after a short-lived spell as manager of Huddersfield’s arch-rivals Leeds last season that abruptly ended with the sack after just 11 league matches.
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.
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.