With Neil Redfearn having done a brilliant job as caretaker manager of Leeds United for the second half of the 2014/15 season, many Leeds fans felt he had earned the job on a full-time basis.
Dave Hockaday had started the season in charge but was sacked after just six matches of the season, being replaced by Darko Milanic.
But that appointment only went worse, with the Slovenian keeping his job for just one month before the axe fell on him as well.
Redfearn came in and did a brilliant job from November until the end of the season and probably felt he had done enough to earn the job on a full-time basis.
But the club were ominously silent and on May 20 they announced who would be taking over as the club’s new boss…
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 20, 2015
Having recently been sacked by Wigan Athletic after a shocking start to the previous campaign but was determined to remain in England as a manager.
A lot of Leeds fans were not at all happy with Rosler’s appointment, however:
@LUFC two years that's optimistic
— Luke Antony Wroe (@luke_lufc_wroe) May 20, 2015
@LUFC what a joke
— Dan Price (@DanDare19) May 20, 2015
@LUFC an absolute disgrace does Redfearn know
— wayne brown (@vamosed) May 20, 2015
Ultimately, they were proved right to be sceptical.
Since the sacking of Simon Grayson in 2012, the club had been through four permanent managers in three years so you could well understand the fans scepticism.
Leeds went unbeaten over the opening six matches but picked up only one win in that time as well leaving the Whites lingering dangerously towards the bottom of the table.
Just one more win in his next five matches brought a very abrupt end to Rosler’s tenure at the club with a 2-1 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion proving to be the nail in the coffin.
Rosler was in charge for just 12 matches but with the club sinking into the relegation zone the trigger-happy board had had enough.