Uwe Rosler set for talks with Fleetwood Town hierarchy following speculation linking him to Norwich City

Fleetwood Town manager Uwe Rosler saw his team knocked out of the League One play-offs by Bradford. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Fleetwood Town manager Uwe Rosler saw his team knocked out of the League One play-offs by Bradford. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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Fleetwood Town manager Uwe Rosler is set for talks with the League One’s club’s hierarchy amid continued speculation linking him to Norwich City’s head coach vacancy.

The Lancashire side saw their hopes of promotion to the Championship come to an end when they were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Bradford City in the League One play-off semi-finals on Sunday, resulting in a 1-0 aggregate defeat.

The German coach has been the subject of speculation that he will leave Fleetwood this summer regardless of that play-off campaign and is thought to be under consideration by Canaries’ sporting director Stuart Webber.

Asked about his future by the Fleetwood Weekly News, Rosler said: “I think there is a clear message I have for you. One year more contract and I’m sure the club will talk to me regarding my future and then we see what happens.

“I’m planning and you can ask Gretar (Steinsson, technical director) we are already starting to plan, we have a couple of things in place but the last two weeks I was so focused on the play-offs.

“Now I take two days off, two days sleep and then from Wednesday onwards we send the players to their holidays, their well deserved holidays, and we start for next year.”

The Lancashire club, funded by local businessman Andrew Pilley, have gone from step five of non-league football in 2005 to finishing fourth in League One this season – the club’s highest ever league finish.

“I’ve been proud and very thankful to my players, to the club, to the supporters,” Rosler said after the Bradford tie was settled.

“A monumental effort this season. We played 58 games and the last two were probably two too many, especially in the play-offs where you face a real high quality and a real intensity.

“Going through Bradford City’s team, there was a lot of experience there and we lacked a little bit of energy.

“Unfortunately, in the last two months of the season we had too many injuries. Players were coming back not really 100 per cent fit, and when you throw them into that sort of scenario it is very hard to be immediately at your best.

“We lacked a bit of energy but it was a monumental effort in the end.”

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