Gary Rowett is close to becoming appointed as Derby County manager after the sacking of Steve McClaren on Sunday for the second time in the club’s history.

Rowett was last set at Birmingham City back in 2014 but was sacked in December 2016. His parting from the club left fans in complete anger and felt as if it was the wrong decision. He was successful with the Birmingham side as out of the 108 games he was in charge with, only 32 were losses.

The 43-year-old isn’t a stranger to Derby county as he joined the club as a defender back in 1995. He went on to make 105 appearances and also scored 3 goals for the club. He played for three seasons before transferring to Birmingham City in 1998.

The Rams want to have a man in charge before Saturday’s game against Nottingham Forest. However, Rowett has also been shortlisted for the manager role at Norwich City after Alex Neil was parted from the club with immediate effect recently.

Do I think Rowett will be good for the job?

Derby County are currently 10th in the league table and if Rowett’s appointment does happen, then I think he will do all he can to push them as close as he can get to the play-off before the season ends.  The Rams last won at the beginning of March against Barnsley, so a win against Nottingham Forest could put them in front of Norwich City. Rowett had success at Birmingham City, and he has the potential to bring that across to the Derbyshire side.



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