Leroy Rosenior

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Position: Centre-Back/ ForwardLeroy Rosenior
DoB: 24th March 1964
Birthplace: Clapham, London.

City Managerial Record:
P-152, W-72 (47.4%), D-27, L-33, Goals-167, Against-139.

City Career
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), Won 1-0.
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 Finalist 1986, 
Sierre Leone International, DML Premier Manager of September 1997

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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. 
Got an 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.

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