Former Manchester City chief describes Brentford boss error as a nemesis he will carry forever

11:11 07 June 2012

Uwe Rosler is a member of the Manchester City Hall of Fame, Picture: Laurence Griffiths

Uwe Rosler is a member of the Manchester City Hall of Fame, Picture: Laurence Griffiths

EMPICS Sport

Garry Cook still regrets welcoming Uwe Rosler into the “Manchester United Hall of Fame”

Former Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook has revealed that his blunder involving City legend and current Brentford manager Uwe Rosler is one he still regrets to this day.

Cook was inducting the German into City’s Hall of Fame in 2009 when he mistakenly said the former striker had played for rivals Manchester United.

Fans at the function jeered the former Nike marketing man after he announced: “I’d like to welcome Uwe Rosler into the Manchester United Hall of Fame.”

And the former chief has earmarked this as one of the incidents that “will be his nemesis that he will carry forever.”

He told the BBC: “Making a mistake with Uwe Rosler, my biggest concern was if I had dishonoured Uwe Rosler or the supporters’ club.

“I deeply regret making a mistake. But I’m also a great believer that if you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying hard enough.”

Rosler, in his first season as a manager in English football, guided Brentford to ninth place in League One.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Submit your Brentford player ratings

Latest Brentford news

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Mark Warburton Manager of Brentford  (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Brentford manager Mark Warburton is hoping to get an extra three games to say his farewells to the club after a 2-0 win at Reading kept their play-off hopes alive.

Read more
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Pedro of FC Barcelona (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

The latest transfer gossip from around the web.

Read more
Thursday, April 23, 2015
England Wikipedia Quiz

St George’s Day is upon us again and to celebrate try our tricky England quiz to see how much you know about the Three Lions.

Read more
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn and Troy Deeney of Watford  join Ipswich, Fulham and Derby stars in our list.

Once again the Championship has overshadowed the Premier League with its frantic finish and battle at both ends. The promotion places and play-off spots are still up for grabs, so some strikers will get their Premier League wish, but we look at six of them who will be desperate for the chance, and deserve it.

Read more
Saturday, April 18, 2015
The Brentford manager Mark Warburton  (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Brentford boss Mark Warburton insisted there would be “more twists and turns” in the Championship play-off race after seeing his side slip up at home.

Read more

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...