Derby County are unlikely to name Steve Cooper as their new manager, according to Ryan Conway of The Athletic.
The Rams are carrying out an extensive search for a new manager after Mel Morris took the decision to sack previous boss Phillip Cocu from his position last week.
Since then several names have been linked with the role including the likes of Wayne Rooney, John Terry, Paul Cook and Eddie Howe.
Another name linked is that of the Swansea City boss, Cooper.
The Swans are looking good in the Championship leading to speculation that the Rams could look to poach the coach from their divisional rivals.
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However according to Conway, the club’s ambitions of reaching the top flight will make that move unlikely.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Conway said: “From everything that I’m hearing, Cooper, in terms of what he is as a coach, is brilliant, but there are issues if he is the guy to get you to the Premier League – and that is what Derby are planning to happen.
“Again, new owners – they’re not buying the club to consolidate in 10th, they’re buying the club to essentially try and go up.”
Who should be named as Derby County manager?
Steve Cooper would be a great shout as manager.
As well as playing attracting football that Derby supporters would love, he has experience in the Championship that could serve the Rams well.
I don’t think it will happen, but there’s no doubt that the Swansea boss is deserving of an opportunity at a higher level.