Derby County journalist Ryan Conway has been discussing the club’s hunt for a new manager after sacking Phillip Cocu last month.
This comes after Conway recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he spoke about a range of subjects concerning the Midlands club.
On the topic of Derby’s hunt for a new manager, Conway had this to say on the matter.
He said: “The interview process is underway. I know managers have been making their pitches for the job. I don’t have names, I just know that their pitches have been made for the job, but I have no names.
“I know that they’ve seen candidates, but in terms as to where a decision lies, it lies with the takeover, because those guys will be making the final say.”
Do you think Derby should hire a manger before the takeover goes through?
Yes, do it
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Since Cocu was sacked, an interim coaching team of Wayne Rooney, Justin Walker, Shay Given and Liam Rosenior have been taking charge at Pride Park, with their first game being the 1-0 defeat against Bristol City following the last international break.
Derby have won one, drawn four and lost two Championship games under this interim coaching team, scoring three and conceding six along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Ryan Conway’s comments on Derby’s manager hunt…
While the club may have begun the process of narrowing down who could potentially be the new manager, it seems that a final decision will be made when the reported takeover of the club from Sheikh Khaled, the cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, will be completed.
In our view, while Rooney and his interim coaching team have done well in managing to keep three clean sheets and picking up five points in their three previous league games, maybe appointing a permanent manager in the near future is the most desirable option to help the team start winning games and pick up enough points to get out of relegation trouble.