Hillsborough

Next Game

Sheff Wed v Wigan

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

DW Stadium

Last Game

Wigan 1 - 1 M'boro

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Rosler: We won't sell key men

Wigan Athletic boss Uwe Rosler has insisted they will not sell their star players, despite their failure to win promotion to the Premier League.

Last Updated: 22/05/14 at 14:53 Post Comment

Uwe Rosler: Wigan Athletic won't sell their star players

Uwe Rosler: Wigan Athletic won't sell their star players

After a strong end to the season, the Latics narrowly missed out on this weekend's Sky Bet Championship play-off final after succumbing to a 2-1 semi-final defeat to QPR.

Despite having their second-tier status confirmed for another season, Rosler insists they won't have to sell their best players.

"The good thing - and my chairman has been very strong about this - is that we don't need to sell any players," he told the Wigan Evening Post.

"I had several meetings last week with my chairman - very positive meetings and I was very happy with what he had to say with regards going forward.

"Never once did he intimate to me the need to sell anyone - quite the opposite. He wants us to be even more competitive in certain areas.

"Clearly every player at every football club has his price, but our players are under contract.

"I don't think certain clubs would be able to afford them - unless we got the kind of offer we got for James McCarthy, which obviously any club would have to consider."

Rosler believes the club will provide funds for recruitment this summer, which will help boost their quest to achieve promotion next season.

"We will be very competitive next year. We will be investing in our playing and coaching staff, and I think it's important to keep working on changing the culture at the football club," he said.

"The players have been fantastic since I have been here, and there's nothing more pleasing for a manager to see than for his players to be putting in overtime effort for you.

"The QPR tie showed what we are all about. We never gave up, and the least we deserved was a penalty shoot-out. I think the players can hold their heads high in the knowledge that from December they gave me everything they had.

"We have already come a long way, but there is still a long way to go."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

o make it more fair, we should remove the requirements to score goals and not to concede goals. Then we could just spin and dance and leap and twirl and we'd never have to grow up! We'd be the bestest evar!

dr soccer
Arteta: Defeat 'not fair'

W

inners two weeks in a row? I haven't felt this good since the halcyon days of sir alex and micky phelan.

GVMUFC
Premier League Winners And Losers

T

his isn't directed at Van Gaal in particular, but, let's be honest, you don't have to be a tactical genius to beat Arsenal at the moment do you? I will say one thing...he put Van Persie on Monreal deliberately? Our Robin hardly had a touch did he? So did that really work? Hmmm....I'd stick to substituting Keepers (yes,yes, it was directed towards him in the end....)

cheshire-gooner
LVG: 'Tactics exposed Arsenal'

Footer 365

Champions League: Chelsea aim to secure top spot with Schalke win

Chelsea travel to Gelsenkirchen to take on Schalke on Tuesday looking for the win that will confirm top spot in Group G.

Arsenal: Alisher Usmanov: Arsene Wenger must admit mistakes

Alisher Usmanov says Arsene Wenger's principles may be holding Arsenal back, claiming the manager must admit his mistakes.

Ligue 1: Brandao apologises for headbutt on Paris St Germain's Thiago Motta

Brandao has apologised for the headbutt on Paris St Germain's Thiago Motta that saw him suspended for six months.

Mail Box

Is Anybody Still Saying 'Wenger In'?

Even the most sensible and loyal Wenger apologists are now saying that he should leave the club. We also have lots more on Brendan Rodgers and a Chelsea plea...

Equating Rodgers To Hodgson. Oh Dear Me.

It's a Mailbox many will have been waiting. Brendan Rodgers gets a little bit of a stick, but there is at least praise for Manchester United,Van Gaal, Palace and Tottenham...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property