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So it looks – if the bookies are to be believed – that Uwe Rosler is off to Wigan today and Brentford will once again be searching for the right person to lead us to the promised land. Or the Championship at least.

The general vibe on the Beesotted twitter feed last night was that fans don’t want Rosler to leave. One recurring theme was that “he should stay to see out the project he began”. Surely, in people’s heart of hearts, supporters can’t believe that would happen.

This is a man who a few short weeks ago was subjected to vociferous chanting of “sacked in the morning” from the Ealing Road when he had the audacity to substitute crowd favourite Adam Forshaw at home vs Colchester. We went on to win the game and it transpired that Forshaw was unwell.

Whilst the chants came from a minority, a thick cloud had of discontent about the Bees form had been brewing around the club and was clearly visible in the chat forums and on social media. The jury on Rosler was out.

Since then our form has been unparalleled – winning every game apart from the draw at plucky Wolves. Uwe picks up the Manager of the Month award today. Actually, he’ll probably have it sent onwards to Lancashire – although I imagine he’s already updated his linked-in profile with the news.

Rosler has undoubtedly had his flaws as a manager. His rotation of the squad has at times worsened our output. He was petulant towards our fans after the win at Bristol City. His decision to bring back Marcello Trotta still sits in the “jury out” camp whilst big earners like Paul Hayes and Martin Fillo have struggled to pay back his faith.

But overall you’d have to judge his tenure as a success.

Yes our resources are better these days, thanks to Matthew Benham. But our standard of football has improved overall. Our crowds have grown – in part in response to the football now served at Griffin Park. We’ve got some great young players like Forshaw and Harlee Dean (we love Harlee Dean). We had a great cup run last season and were one kick away from promotion. But you don’t need me to tell you about that.

If Uwe does leave today, discussion will immediately turn to his replacement. We’ve already seen people touting the return of Martin Allen and Steve Coppell – both managers with a special place in my heart, both managers who didn’t quite get us up. The likes of Ian Holloway, Owen Coyle and Neil Warnock have also been mentioned. And there’s always Martin Jol – who certainly seemed to hate Fulham which is surely one prerequisite for the job.

But every choice is a gamble. A roll of the dice. The stark fact is that we are losing a manager today who has helped progress us as a club. We’ve gained momentum under Uwe. He’s managed us with dignity and pride and I for one wish him well.

Onwards and upwards, as old tanktop used to say.

Condorman (@thecondorman)