Think twice before you take the Derby job: warning to Gary Rowett and any others – it’s no laughing matter

Date: 13th March 2017 at 10:36 am
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GARY Rowett WILL be Derby County’s next manager following the second sacking of Steve McClaren.

It’s yet another knee-jerk reaction from the Derby board and owners who do not understand the meaning of the word ‘patience’…or stability.

Yes, the Rams (my club) were on a dreadful run having been in the play-off picture a couple of months ago. But why make the change now?

Derby should not have got rid of McClaren first time round; nor Nigel Clough beforehand; nor Paul Clement.

One piece of advice for Rowett when he is inevitably appointed is…don’t move house just yet!

Rowett is a former Derby player and is well respected, certainly after his achievements in the early stages of his managerial career at Burton.

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He was harshly treated by Birmingham – as many Derby bosses have been in recent years – and deserves another crack in the Championship.

Still don’t agree with or understand the logic of the money-men chopping and changing their manager every nine months or so.

Not so long back, with Derby on a winning run and looking the real deal, McClaren was the mutt’s nuts – how quickly things can change.

I’ve heard some pathetic excuses in my time for managerial dismissals but Derby chairman Mel Morris takes the biscuit for this…

‘We need a manager who shares our values and who is prepared to develop the team’

What values? Those of a board of directors who act on a whim?

Those of a board of directors who appoint a manager because he is ‘the best man for the job’ one minute – and then bin him the next.

Friday’s 3-0 defeat to Brighton, which left Derby ten points off the play-offs, was embarrassing, I have to admit.

The players need to take responsibility for the slide – as do the men in suits. After all, they are the ones who make these managerial appointments.

 


One thought on “Think twice before you take the Derby job: warning to Gary Rowett and any others – it’s no laughing matter

  • Marcus
    4 months ago

    Poor article. Rowett move house? He already lives near Derby.
    Your final line contradicts all your criticism of the board:
    “The players need to take responsibility for the slide – as do the men in suits. After all, they are the ones who make these managerial appointments”
    It’s clear the board ARE taking responsibility and changing something that clearly wasn’t right.

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