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‘The pressure is building’ – Derby County player delivers worrying verdict on Phillip Cocu’s future

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Mike te Wierik has admitted that ‘the pressure is increasing’ on Derby County boss Phillip Cocu.

Pressure is building on the Rams’ boss after a disastrous start to the new season.

After finishing in 10th position last term the hope was that the Midlands side would be able to kick on this term and push themselves into promotion contention.

Unfortunately for them that target couldn’t be further from the truth.

As it stands Derby sit bottom of the Championship with just six points from eleven matches so far.

In that time Cocu has led his side to just one victory, leading to plenty of speculation about his long-term future at the club.

That has been heightened by the ongoing takeover situation with Mel Morris agreeing a deal in principle with Derventio Holdings (UK) Limited for the purchase of the club.

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Rumours will continue to circulate about Cocu’s future but according to the 28-year-old defender, the scrutiny on the club is completely expected.

Speaking to TB Tubancia, via the Derby Telegraph, te Wierik said: “We are last in the league, so the pressure is increasing, especially on the trainer.

“Derby is a big club, expectations are high and you can tell. Cocu has met me.

“I have no idea how it will go if he has to leave. Or what the possible new owner wants.”

The Verdict

The writing seems to be on the wall for Phillip Cocu.

This season has been nothing short of a disaster for Derby County and that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.

As a side fully capable of challenging for promotion, it may be time for a change to ensure that they can kick themselves up the table before it’s too late.


North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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