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Derby County appoint Gary Rowett as manager

Derby County have appointed Gary Rowett as manager on a 2 year deal, expiring in summer 2019.

Rowett takes over the club in 10th place, 10 points outside the play-offs, after McClaren was sacked on Sunday.

Rowett is the fifth manager in 13 months at Derby following Paul Clement, Darren Wassall, Nigel Pearson and McClaren.

He added: "During that time, we tasted success when we were promoted to the Premiership (1995-96) and moved to Pride Park Stadium under [then-manager] Jim Smith.

"Living in the local area, I understand the expectation of the fan base and it goes without saying that Derby County has fantastic and committed supporters.

"I have coached in the academy in the past so I know the values of the club and I am looking forward to sharing my experience and knowledge of the league with the staff and players."


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