Former Bristol City manager Steve Coppell has emerged as a shock candidate for the Derby County managerial vacancy, according to a report by the Bristol Post.
Although Tim Sherwood remains as the favourite for the job, Steve Coppell who broke the record with Reading for the most points accumulated in a single season when the Royals secured 106 points in a thirty three match unbeaten run, could instead be taking over at Derby County.
Since holding the managerial role at Bristol City in 2010, Coppell has been outside of management for six years with two stints as a director of football at Crawley Town and Portsmouth.
After the disappointment in the play-off semi final which saw Derby County narrowly miss out on a play-off final berth, Derby’s hierarchy are assessing Darren Wassell and subsequently Wassell’s advisor Harry Redknapp’s performances since they took over from Paul Clement.
It appears that Derby County will have a new management team at the iPro next season and although Tim Sherwood has been linked with the job, the more experienced and qualified choice would be that of Steve Coppell.
Derby fans, how do you feel about the news? Would you like to Steve Coppell take over? Are you worried about the six year period that he hasn’t managed in? What effect do you think he would have? Let us hear your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below!