Derby have parted firm with supervisor Phillip Cocu by mutual settlement, the Championship aspect have introduced.
Dutchman Cocu took over as Rams boss through the summer time of 2019 following the departure of Frank Lampard to Chelsea.
Nonetheless, Derby have managed simply six factors this season, and sit backside of the desk.
Wayne Rooney has been closely linked with the submit and appears poised to be named because the Dutchman’s successor.
The Manchester United and England legend has been positioned in interim cost, alongside Liam Rosenior, Shay Given and Justin Walker.
A press release on the Derby web site learn: “The membership want to place on document its appreciation for the way in which Phillip and his workers performed themselves in what had been some extraordinarily difficult conditions throughout his tenure.
“Phillip and his workers helped develop and set up a substantial variety of academy gamers in to the first-team squad and Phillip made vital monetary contributions and private efforts in direction of the membership’s neighborhood tasks through the COVID-19 pandemic, which the membership are extraordinarily grateful for.
“Derby County needs to thank Phillip, Chris and Twan for his or her laborious work and dedication over the past 16 months and want them each success of their future careers.
“The membership will present additional updates when applicable and can be making no additional remark within the meantime.”
Talking earlier this week on Drivetime, Jamie Carragher tipped his former England teammate Rooney to take over from Cocu.
“There’s little question for me, Wayne Rooney can be [the] supervisor of Derby County subsequent,” Carragher instructed talkSPORT. “That was one of many massive explanation why he got here in.
“I’ve learn his newspaper articles that he’s finished. He’s obtained a very nice mind on soccer, Wayne.
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“We’ve had him on Monday Night time Soccer at Sky and he does columns for the Sunday Occasions.
“His understanding of soccer is unbelievable. There’s little question for me he’ll go into administration.
“It simply looks like the subsequent pure part for Derby.
“They’re struggling close to the underside and ultimately the supervisor will most likely lose his job, sadly for him, and I feel it’s all set for Wayne to take the job.”