After taking over from Steve McClaren in mid-March, Gary Rowett began making plans about how he could revitalise a talented Derby County side which seemingly had lost direction.
In thirteen months, Derby County had changed their manager on five separate occasions including the appointment of Gary Rowett.
However, the former Birmingham City manager offered stability which had been lacking over the past season.
Following the shrewd appointment of Gary Rowett, the 43-year-old manager now has the difficult task of rebuilding Derby County’s side to a point where they can challenge for automatic promotion.
This summer transfer window and the decisions that Rowett makes over the next couple weeks could prove to crucial in determining how Derby County fare next season.
As a manager who has a clear philosophy and approach, he will need to stamp his authority on the side and shape it to suit his style of play.
FLW writer Elliott Wheat-Bowen looks at two major transfer decisions that Gary Rowett needs to make over the next few weeks…