Date: 14th June 2016 at 8:23pm
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According to the man himself.

Uwe Rosler also played down the links with the Bradford job anyway insisting his previous with Bradford’s new owners Edin Rahic and Stefan Rupp didn’t have anything to do with him being in attendance for what proved to be Phil Parkinson’s final match in charge.

He says it was ‘purely coincidence’ that he happened to be at the play-off defeat to Millwall as he got tickets through a German friend of his who was a die hard Millwall supporter with the rumours and speculation then ‘escalating.’

Rosler says he was about to be ‘interviewed at Charlton’ until his being seen at Bradford’s match with Millwall made assumption about what was going on with him and the Bantams, telling the Telegraph & Argus.

‘I heard the news about the takeover on the Sunday and it took me completely by surprise. I was on the way to be interviewed at Charlton Athletic on the Monday morning. But obviously people seeing me at the game who didn`t know the facts assumed everything was connected.’

He went onto say he was at the Bury FA Cup tie and the League 1 meeting with them two but on both occasions he was ‘scouting for Manchester City to look at the goalkeeper Ian Lawlor’ but he hadn’t spoken with the German owners, who he helped get in touch with ‘a couple of English clubs’, for ‘three-months before the takeover.’

The former Brentford, Wigan and Leeds boss does ‘definitely’ want to return to football management but Rosler is playing down this being with Bradford.

‘I enjoyed my time at Leeds but unfortunately I didn`t get the chance to show what I can do. For me, it was experience and can only make me better. I`ve been a manager for over ten years now and have been successful at a number of clubs. I still consider myself a young manager and I definitely want to come back into management. But when and where it will be, I cannot tell you.’

Finishing by adding he knows Phil Parkinson well and has ‘big respect’ for him as a person and the job he did at Valley Parade with him owner speaking to Bradford’s owners since Parkinson moved on with it ‘not as straightforward’ as it might be thought this job is his.

‘Obviously I know Phil Parkinson very well and we get on very well. I have big respect for him as a person. Phil did a great job at Bradford and he has now gone. Yes, I know the owners but it`s not as straight forward as everybody thinks. I`ve only spoken to them since Phil got permission to talk to Bolton.’

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