Derby County remain on the lookout for a new manager with Sheikh Khaled’s takeover yet to be confirmed by the club.
The Rams parted company with Phillip Cocu three weeks ago, but are yet to appoint a successor for the Dutchman.
Wayne Rooney is in the frame to replace Cocu at the helm, and here, we take a look at the latest regarding the former Manchester United man.
What do we know so far?
First and foremost, Rooney has been placed in interim charge by Derby, and has took charge on three occasions thus far.
The Rams are unbeaten in three games under the 35-year-old’s stewardship, and picked up their first win under him against Millwall at the weekend.
Rooney is said to be in “pole position” for the job, as per Derbyshire Live, however it remains to be seen what the potential new owners decide.
Is it likely to happen?
The club is in limbo at the moment, with Abu Dhabi royal Sheikh Khaled’s takeover yet to be confirmed despite being approved by the EFL.
If the new owners do arrive, then they will have a say on who will take charge going forward.
In my opinion, the recent appointment of Steve McClaren as technical director hints that a young, progressive coach will take charge, and lean on McClaren’s experience.
Rooney seems to have made a positive impact since taking charge. Derby have stopped the rot, and they will hope to kick on after the win at Millwall.
I’d say it’s very likely to happen.