A number of Derby County supporters have been urging the Rams to make Sam Allardyce the Rams next manager to succeed Phillip Cocu as the club prepares for a crucial period.
The Rams have got off to a nightmare start to the campaign with Cocu having only managed to guide the club to one win from their opening 11 league matches, which saw them enter the international break bottom of the table and two points adrift of safety.
That was enough to see Derby part company with Cocu over the international break, with the Rams having been linked with a potential move to appoint Rafa Benitez which has since been ruled out. Amongst other names linked with the job so far there have been the likes of Eddie Howe, Roberto Di Matteo, Brian McDermott and Nigel Adkins.
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Wayne Rooney is heading up the coaching team in the interim period and he has been linked to being a contender to take over on a permanent basis. The Rams, though, are not expected to name a successor to Cocu until the club’s proposed takeover is completed.
Another name that some Derby fans have been touting for the job is former England manager Allardyce. The experienced boss has managed to turn seasons around for clubs like Crystal Palace, Everton and Sunderland in the past and steer them to safety and beyond. That is what some Rams fans think he could offer for them.
Here then, we take a look at some of the best comments from Derby fans on Allardyce on social media…
— EastMidlandsFinest🐏 (@DCFCtalk) November 20, 2020
Big Sam would be a top option for Derby, he has developed a reputation over the past few years as a trouble-shooter to save teams from relegation, something he has fallen into. He’s a project man who wants to build something, look at the job he did at Bolton as a comparison #dcfc
— KESA RAM (@KESA_RAMS) November 20, 2020
Contract to the end of the season 👍 we need to remember we're bottom of the league and adrift of safety. I'll take points any way we can get them (for now).
— Dan (@DanHeldenhammer) November 20, 2020
Sam Allardyce is exactly the sort of manager we need right now. He knows how to steer a side clear of the drop zone and he’s a high profile name who’ll surely gain the respect of the squad. I’d back him. #dcfcfans #dcfc https://t.co/Eajy9QcWKB
— Jacob Hackett (@jhackett__) November 20, 2020
I’d take him all day long, would make us hard to beat and get us up the table in no time, he knows how to organise teams properly.
— Barnaby & Chris (@AmbroseBarnaby) November 20, 2020
My number one choice, never done a bad job wherever he’s been, brilliant man manager, give him 3-4 seasons & a bit of money he’ll turn us into an established premier league side. Don’t get why people are obsessed with playing amazing football over getting results?
— Tommy Lee (@Tommy_Lee333) November 20, 2020
He’s perfect for what we need right now
— 👑Bec (@becJxo) November 20, 2020