Rosler back in work at helm of Norway's Viking

November 22, 2006

OSLO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Norway's Viking have named German Uwe Rosler as head coach on a three-year contract, the club said on Wednesday.

Rosler was fired by Lillestrom last week becoming the eighth coach to leave a Norwegian premier league team this season.

The 38-year-old will start his job at Viking in the western Norway town of Stavanger on Dec. 1 and his contract runs through the 2009 season.

'I hadn't expected to find such a good job in Norwegian football that fast. I am very proud of getting the job as coach for a club like Viking,' Rosler said in a statement.

Viking finished the 2006 season 11th in the 14-team premier league.

'We have to show results on the field... then we might avoid a repeat of this year's season,' added Rosler. 'I am anyhow most concerned about what will happen and not with what has happened in the past.'

Rosler played five times for East Germany and represented several German and British clubs in his playing career including Germany's Nurnberg as well as Manchester City and Southampton.