Another turbulent season in the Elland Road boardroom likely awaits but Leeds fans will be hoping some stability is forthcoming on the pitch and Uwe Rösler is the latest man tasked with a bringing a return to the glory days to West Yorkshire.

The German takes over following fairly modest stints as manager at Brentford and Wigan, among others, and the bookmakers aren’t expecting Leeds to pull up any trees under the guidance of the former Manchester City forward.

More prominent in the relegation markets than the promotion equivalents, Leeds are a top price 33/1 to lift The Championship trophy but just 11/2 to fail to beat the drop come next May and their home form most improve if they are to challenge at the right end of the table.

Leeds lost nine times in front of their adoring faithful last term and scoring goals was an obvious problem. Mirco Antenucci netted 10 times in 36 appearances; the former Serie B man the only Leeds player to reach double figures.

On only six occasions did Leeds score two goals or more in 23 matches when hosting and Rösler will be desperate to unearth some firepower in his bid to bring top flight football back to the club, as reported by

It is asking an awful lot of new signing Lee Erwin to hit the ground running after his transfer from Motherwell but the young Scottish striker is highly thought of in Lanarkshire and perhaps Leeds have unearthed a star of the future.

It has been over a decade since Elland Road saw Premier League football and the odds compilers rate it an 11/1 shot to happen in 2016 – the price of Leeds in the promotion market. However, they have 22 points to make up on the top six from the previous campaign and the fact Leeds are odds against to finish inside the top half of the division alone, 6/4 best price, indicates the challenge ahead.

With August trips to Reading, Bristol City and Derby, as well as opening Elland Road matches versus Burnley and rivals Sheffield Wednesday, Rösler has not been afforded an easy start and Leeds are only 7/2 to feature in the bottom three of The Championship on the first day of September.

If that tricky run can be negotiated perhaps momentum might build however and the 7/1 on offer about Leeds ending the season as the top Yorkshire club in the second tier appeals, but if that doesn’t happen you may as well put your money on red and watch the roulette wheel spin.

Promotion fancies Hull City are worthy favourites in this particular market but Middlesbrough finished last term in extremely limp fashion while Wednesday, Rotherham and Huddersfield are a trio that can be opposed without too much convincing.

Leeds can improve on the fifteenth place achieved under Neil Redfearn and their summer transfer activity will be monitored closely in their bid to return to the big time.

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