Boss Rosler extends Brentford contract
4:20pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in Brentford
Brentford boss Uwe Rosler has admitted it was a simple decision to extend his contract at Griffin Park.
The former Manchester City striker has led the Bees into the League One top six this season - his second at the club - and to the brink of a fourth round FA Cup tie with a European champions Chelsea.
Rosler, who has revamped the playing squad since arriving west London from Norwegian club Molde FK, signed a two-year extension to his contract - keeping him at the club until 2015.
It will probably be the most significant signing the club makes during the January transfer window and the 44-year-old admitted being part of something special was his chief motivation for staying put.
“There has been a lot of progress made in the past 18 months," he said.
“I have seen commitment from sporting director Mark Warburton, from back room staff - who have been approached to move to Championship clubs, but have opted to stay with us - and from players, who are signing new contracts.
“It was a no brainer for me to stay here and be part of an exciting future for the club.
“I can see the commitment from the owner and the board of directors to take the club where we want to take it - and that is not just short term commitment.
“It is an honour and a privilege to lead the club for the next two years.
“We have changed the playing squad almost entirely and results are going in the right direction at the moment.
“In the FA Cup we have a home game where we have the possibility to progress further.
“The club is going forward and any ambitious person would want to be a part of that.
"There are lots of ambitious people around me and we all want to be part of something special.
“I am confident we can achieve the goals set by the owner and I believe I can achieve my personal goals.”
Brentford chief executive Mark Devlin added: ““The club has embarked on an exciting new journey, which has seen significant investment in upgrading our academy and land bought for a new stadium.
“Uwe has now been able to shape his squad to reflect the type of football he wants to see played and this season, particularly, we can all see the impact Uwe and his back room staff have made."