Derby County

English Championship side Derby County have officially embarked on their quest for a new manager but are yet to approach suitable candidates according to Derbyshire Live reports.

Phillip Cocu left Derby County after 16 months at the helm after he and the club reached a mutual agreement to terminate his contract.

According to reports, The Rams will not be retaining the services of the new manager until the takeover by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan of the Bin Zayed Group has been concluded.

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The takeover is currently in motion and there have been talks regarding who could potentially take over the reins.

The new owners will appoint the next manager, and current chairman Mel Morris and CEO Stephen Pearce are likely to be involved in the process as both are expected to still remain at the club.

Reports claim that Derby County have already drawn up a list with Player-coach and skipper Wayne Rooney tipped as the favourite but he has never been a manager.

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There are also talks of bringing in a seasoned managed to work alongside, with former Rams manager John Gregory having rumoured to be in the running but the rumours were rubbished.

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