Brentford manager, Uwe Rosler, after the Stevenage Stadium Mystery lock-in yesterday, has spoken about the trend to sack managers too early in the season and how ten games is not enough time to judge how a season will pan out.
Speaking as a Sky TV pundit ahead of the Coventry City versus Sheffield United clash at Sixfields, it was impossible not to draw comparisons between David Weir’s departure from Bramall Lane last week and the pressure mounting at Griffin Park.
Rosler said; “The patience in our league is sometimes not very high… Everybody wants success immediately, which sometimes leads to impatience and sometimes that means, like David (Weir), managers aren’t given enough time.”
He was then asked whether managers who are on a bad run were always expecting the worst and the possibility of being sacked… again, although he was being quizzed on the United situation, parallels at Brentford are inevitable.
“As a manager you have to have an owner and Board that believes in your philosophy, one who really buys into that and gives them time to turn things around. Ten games is not enough time to put their stamp down… Especially if you have to work with younger players, or players who, over the years, have played a different style of football… It takes time to make them play the way you want them to…. When the results aren’t going right players will doubt things and that can backfire.”
This time last weekend Beesotted said that the next seven days were important ones for Rosler’s future at our club, two defeats later, and with significant groups of fans having ‘had enough’ already… Next Saturday’s home game against Colchester becomes even more critical.