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Chris Powell leading race to be Derby manager

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Chris Powell is the favourite to take over at Derby County following the sacking of Nigel Pearson, according to the Derby Telegraph.

Powell took over temporary charge after nine league matches when Nigel Pearson was suspended following reported arguments with chairman and owner Mel Morris. The former Leicester City manager has since left the club.

In his two games as caretaker boss, Powell has helped the Rams beat Cardiff City 2-0 and draw 1-1 at Reading.

He was brought in as assistant manager at Derby when Pearson was appointed back in May, and Inigo Idiakez also arrived as a coach at the iPro Stadium but has since left following Pearson’s departure.

As a player, Powell made just over 100 appearances for Derby between 1996 and 1998, becoming a big fan favourite at the East Midlands club. Previously in his managerial career, he guided Charlton Athletic to League One promotion, as well as having a 14 month spell in charge of Huddersfield Town.

Derby are currently 20th in the Championship table, with just two wins from their first 11 games.

Derby fans… what do you make of the news? Would you like to see Powell appointed as permanent Rams manager? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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