Derby appoint Gary Rowett as new manager to replace Steve McClaren

Gary Rowett is the new Derby County manager.

The former Birmingham City boss, who was sacked by the Blues’ new owners earlier this season, has joined on a deal until the end of the 2018/19 season replacing Steve McClaren who was sacked on Sunday.

Rowett will now be in charge for this weekend’s East Midlands derby with Nottingham Forest.

County chairman Mel Morris sacked former England manager McClaren after a 3-0 defeat to Brighton. The loss saw them slide 10 points adrift of the playoff places.

Morris is delighted to get his man.

“We are delighted to welcome Gary Rowett back to

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