Derby County look set to appoint a new permanent manager this week after interim boss Liam Rosenior was told by the club’s board that he is no longer in charge of the first team.
DerbyshireLiveunderstands that an official approach has been made to Rotherham United with a view to talking with manager Paul Warne about the newly vacated role at Pride Park. Reports in the national media claim that a deal has now been ‘agreed’ which would see Wayne Rooney finally replaced as permanent manager three months on from the now DC United manager resigning on the eve of pre-season.
Derby are not in action this weekend, with international call-ups forcing the postponement of a home game against Cheltenham Town that was due to be played on Saturday afternoon. Their next outing is set to see them travel to Cambridge United on the first of next month, but who will take charge of the team at the Abbey Stadium is still to be confirmed. In the meantime, here is everything we know so far..
Official approach made as Rosenior removed
Derby County are keen on Rotherham United manager Paul Warne after Liam Rosenior was told he is no longer interim boss at Pride Park.
DerbyshireLiveunderstands that an official approach has been made to the Millers in order to speak to Warne whose stock is high after a terrific start to the Championship. The shock development comes after Rosenior held talks with the board on Tuesday night and was told he is no longer in charge. It is understood that further discussions took place with him today (Wednesday).
Rosenior currently remains on the staff at Pride Park as the Rams now set their sights on Warne who is the leading contender as his replacement. Warne currently has one year remaining on his contract at Rotherham with chairman Tony Stewart having been keen to extend his current deal.
Tom: What more did LR have to do to get the job?
Christopher Butt: He needs experience with him. Great coach but we need a proper manager.
The way Rotherham fans are reacting
@TKCRB: Can’t fault him if he goes, more to the point who does he bring in who could match what he’s brought to the club?
@stuessexmiller: The meltdown over Tony Stewart on here. I appreciate he’s not infallible, but at the end of the day for Rotherham fans, it’s Hobson’s choice. It’s a small sustainably run club under TS, or an unknown entity with maybe investment but most certainly debt. I know which I prefer.
@MidlandMiller: Can see why Warne has gone to Derby – better set-up/foundations, Prem potential, probably backed in the transfer market and triples his wages. You will be missed.