Derby County should consider making a move for Eddie Howe or Paul Cook as their new manager, according to Derbyshire Live’s Steve Nicholson.
The Rams are in the middle of a lengthy search for a new manager after taking the decision to sack Phillip Cocu from his position last week.
With Derby currently sitting bottom of the Championship, there’s a real need to find a permanent replacement for the Dutchman as they look to get their season back up and running.
Of course this depends on the club’s ongoing takeover, but supporters will be hoping to prioritise results on the pitch for now.
Several names have been linked with the position including the likes of Wayne Rooney and John Terry, but according to Nicholson it would be much smarter to bring in someone who can help the club out of their current jam.
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As quoted by the Derbyshire Telegraph, Nicholson said: “I have said already that I would go for an experienced manager given the position Derby find themselves in the table.
“I think it is important the manager knows the Championship and the challenges it throws up, but we also have to be realistic over who would and might not take on the job.
“The likes of Eddie Howe and Paul Cook know the Championship.”
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It’s hard to dispute Steve Nicholson’s opinion regarding an experienced coach.
Derby County are in desperate need of results to pull them away from the relegation zone and if they’re to do that then they need someone who knows how to get results at this level.
That has to be the priority, otherwise they risk having a very long, hard season.