Position: Centre-Back/ Forward
DoB: 24th March 1964
Birthplace: Clapham, London.
City Managerial Record:
P-152, W-72 (47.4%), D-27, L-33, Goals-167, Against-139.
Transfer Details: Replaced John Murphy as player-manager on the
11th March '96, leaving BHL Southern Division Fleet Town where he
had briefly been playing.
City Debut: Vs. Sudbury Town(h) BHLPD, 16th March 1994 (as sub),
1995/6: 3(2) Apps, 0 Goals
1996/7: 7(6) Apps, 1 Goal, 0 Shut Outs
1997/8: 17(12) Apps, 1 Goal
1998/9: 0 Apps, 0 Goals
Totals: 27(20) Apps, 2 Goals, 0 Shut Outs
Previous Clubs: Fulham(53-16), Queens Park Rangers(38),
West Ham(53-15), Fulham(loan(11-3)), Charlton(loan(3)),
Bristol City(52(16)-14), Fleet, Gloucester City.
As Coach/Manager: Bristol City (youth), Gloucester
City, Bristol City (youth, reserve and 1st team coach),
Merthyr Tydfil, Torquay United, Shrewsbury Town (coach), Brentford,
Sierra Leone, Torquay United
Honours: England u-16s, England u-21s, League Cup
Premier Manager of September 1997
Hugely popular and respected Manager who led
City to the FA Trophy semi-finals and 3rd place in the DML
Premier in 1996/7, and then stayed on during 97/8 season's
financial problems. Left in November 1998 to re-join former side
Bristol City to run their Youth Academy, and has since enjoyed times promoted to reserve
team manger and caretaker first team coach.
Leroy was a high quality manager who would have perhaps been able to do even
more in a professional set-up where his coaching abilities could have had more
time to be fully enjoyed. Was also a top rate communicator which was appreciated
by both the players and fans, his input was vital in creating a positive and fun
atmosphere at the club even during the weeks when the club seemed days from
closure. A clever tactician who
fitted his formations to fit the strengths of his players, only fully
appreciated when Hughes immediately went from 5 at the
back to a flat back four with initially disastrous consequences.
Rosenior made several astute moves in the transfer market with
free signings such as Gary Thorne, Tony Hemmings and Dale Watkins
proving he could do more than just spend money.
On going knee
trouble restricted his playing appearances and he had all but
retired by the time he left Gloucester. His most memorable on
pitch contribution came when playing the whole of 1996/7's 3-1
Trophy win against Kingstonian in goal after keeper David Coles
was injured in the pre-match warm up.
emotional farewell from the T-End and at least left on a high
having just watched his side chalk up a club record 10-0 victory
against Sudbury Town. His success at Gloucester made it inevitable he would
receive offers from elsewhere, and he turned down the
offer to become Woking's manager a few weeks before his eventual departure.
Ironically Leroy returned to Ashton Gate to a similar job to the one he left
months before joining Gloucester, but
ultimately the chance to spend more time with his family and have
a guaranteed regular income lured him from Meadow Park where he has left many friends.
Enjoyed a spell as Pulis' assistant at Bristol City, helping guide them
to Wembley in April 2000. Enjoyed a brief period as one of the first
team caretaker coaches until the arrival of Danny Wilson who kept him
on as first team coach. Was close to getting several manager's jobs
before making the somewhat surprising decision to return to club management
with DML Premier Merthyr Tydfil. Having failed to help them do enough
to avoid relegation he has finally made the well-deserved graduation
into League management, taking over the reigns at Division 3 Torquay
United. Having led them to an improbable promotion into the recalibtated
Division 1 for a season Leroy has recently been appointed as the new
boss at west London outfit Brentford who will aim to challenge for promotion
from Division 1 next season.