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Derby County manager set for the exit door after bust-up with chairman

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Derby County manager Nigel Pearson is set to be the first managerial casualty of the 2016/17 Championship campaign, after a massive argument with owner Mel Morris, The Guardian reports.

The former Leicester City boss was suspended from the Rams’ 2-0 victory over Cardiff City in South Wales on Tuesday night, after what was a heated argument between himself and Morris on Monday at the club’s training ground, when discussing their dismal start to the campaign.

This led to assistant manager and former Charlton Athletic manager Chris Powell in charge of duties for the night, and with Pearson looking inevitable to being on his way, the 47-year-old could be in the frame for the next manager, leaving the door open for Steve Bruce, and former boss Steve McClaren, however it is unclear whether Morris would be prepared to go down that path again.

Pearson was appointed in May, which brought a huge sense of optimism and belief within in the iPro Stadium faithful, although after guiding the Rams to just one win in nine, the 53-year-old could well be on his way.

So…What do you think Derby fans? Are the board right to sack Nigel Pearson? Does he deserve more time? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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