New Derby County manager Nigel Pearson has said that he will bring exciting, entertaining and winning football to the club, according to the Derby Telegraph.

Pearson was appointed to the club on Friday afternoon, replacing Darren Wassall who managed the club throughout the second half of the season.

Pearson has been a success in the Championship previously after leading Leicester City to promotion to the Premier League as champions back in 2014. His spell at the club also saw him keep the Foxes in England’s top flight, but it wasn’t enough as he was axed in the summer of 2015.

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Wassall replaced Paul Clement as Derby boss following his departure in early 2016, and despite a brave effort in the play-off semi final second leg against eventual winners Hull City, the Rams board decided to go in a different direction.

Speaking about his appointment, the Derby Telegraph quotes Pearson as saying “I am honoured to be named as the manager of Derby County, which is one of the biggest clubs in the country, a club in excellent shape and one with strong ambitions.

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“It is firmly focused on achieving Premier League football. “I will give absolutely everything I have to this role and do all I can to bring exciting, entertaining and winning football which our supporters can be proud of.”

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