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Tom Moore, London24 Brentford blogger
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
“I implore Brentford and their fans to back Uwe Rosler to the hilt and so far it appears that they all are, although there will probably be one or two as there always is”
Brentford have been on a winless run of four games but thankfully the vast majority of Bees fans are backing Uwe Rosler.
With an increased investment comes increased expectation, a factor which saw QPR changing managers regularly until they appointed Neil Warnock.
Leicester City sacked Sven Goran Eriksson on Monday night after only 13 months in charge of the Foxes and Blackburn’s Steve Kean is apparently close to the brink as well.
The last straw, possibly understandably in this day and age, was the 3-0 defeat at home to struggling Millwall.
Brentford played against Walsall in 2006, winning 5-0 and you could tell from the body language of the Saddlers’ players that they didn’t want to play under Paul Merson anymore. He was swiftly sacked and has never managed again.
Managers get a raw deal in an increasingly money driven environment. Only three Football League managers have been in charge of their clubs for more than 10 years.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger have been in charge the longest but the third longest is John Coleman of Accrington Stanley.
In contrast 45 (FORTY FIVE) Football League managers have been in charge for less than a year, including Eriksson’s replacement. That’s pretty much half the Football League! A further 20 have been in charge between one and two years. How is that good for stability?
I implore Brentford and their fans to back Uwe Rosler to the hilt and so far it appears that they all are, although there will probably be one or two as there always is. Whether that remains the case a few months down the line remains to be seen.
It may not be plain sailing as the Bees try to reach the promised land of the Championship but fans have to be patient and remain confident that one day it will come. Hopefully it will come within Rosler’s contract.