Gary Rowett odds-on for Rams return
FootyOn give next Derby manager tips, with Steve McClaren sacked for a second time and Gary Rowett in pole position for Pride Park return.
Derby County have axed head coach Steve McClaren for a second time, and that means yet another Championship club vacancy.
Former Rams defender Gary Rowett is already odds-on with BetVictor to be back at Pride Park as boss for the first game of next season.
He had looked a good fit for the post at Norwich City following Alex Neil’s sacking, but has clearly links to Derby.
Rowett rightly heads the betting, given his excellent work on a budget at another of his former clubs, Birmingham City.
Their subsequent downturn in form under Gianfranco Zola makes the decision to remove Rowett in December all the more misguided.
“We need a manager who shares our values and who is prepared to develop the team, staff and processes that will set us on course for a sustainable place in the Premier League,” said County chairman Mel Morris in a club statement announcing McClaren’s departure.
“We are less concerned about timescales than we are about getting things right. Of course we would like to achieve this sooner rather than later.”
Everything is in place for a Rams return, then, but we have been here before with proffering positions for Rowett.
We assess other options in these next Derby manager tips, though it looks cut and dried.
Next Derby manager tips: Warburton and Jackett back-up options
Former Rangers and Brentford boss Mark Warburton continues to be linked with a return to coaching.
Promotions with the Bees into the Championship and Gers, out of the Scottish Championship, are a clear plus for any side thinking of appointing Warburton.
If Rowett, for some reason, doesn’t come into the Pride Park hotseat, then odds of 16/1 for Warburton to take over instead are tasty.
The same price is on available ex-Wolves boss Kenny Jackett. In three years at Molineux, he steered the West Midlands outfit to the League One title and then just missed out on the Championship play-offs.