‘I was delighted’: Malmo boss and former Manchester City forward Uwe Rosler reveals he was pleased with Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat as he warns Maurizio Sarri that results are not up to scratch
- Malmo boss Uwe Rosler was pleased with Chelsea’s 6-0 loss to Manchester City
- Rosler is something of a cult hero at City, for whom he played in the 1990s
- Malmo will be looking to cause upset when they host Chelsea in Europa League
Malmo boss Uwe Rosler has warned under-fire Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri that current results are not up to scratch and the former Manchester City player said he was ‘delighted’ to see Pep Guardiola’s side demolish Chelsea in a 6-0 victory last weekend.
Rosler, who scored 50 goals for Manchester City in the 1990’s, is a cult hero at the club and tuned in ahead of his Malmo team’s Europa League final 32 knockout tie.
The German, who previously managed Molde, has also exchanged good luck text messages with Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose own team face Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday evening.
Malmo boss Uwe Rosler revealed he was pleased with Chelsea 6-0 defeat by Manchester City
‘You want me to be honest?’ Rosler said. ‘I was delighted [by the City win].. It’s no secret, my connection and feelings for Manchester City. The game they played…. the beautiful game we all talk about. The sort of football that inspires every coach.’
Malmo finished 3rd in the Swedish top-flight last season and the season finished in November.
As such, Malmo have had only a training camp in Marbella and a handful of pre-season fixtures as preparation. They now come up against a Chelsea side whose manager is under huge pressure after losing three consecutive defeats in which Sarri’s team have conceded twelve and failed to score.
Rosler, a former striker, represented City between 1994 and 1998 and scored 64 goals
Rosler warned Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri that results are not up to scratch
Rosler said: ‘They started the season in an impressive manner. Obviously the results lately have not been to the standard of Chelsea. When you are at that level with the squad they have at their disposal, criticism and unhappiness come to the surface. Chelsea is not an easy club to manage.
‘I think we will get opportunities. I have seen there are areas we can cause them problems.
‘The odds are against us. The odds are £18m turnover to 450m turnover. But who thought Leicester would win the Premier League? The stadium will be cooking.
‘Everyone is looking forward to this game, and we have been speaking about it for six weeks.’
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