Paul Warne to Derby County latest as deal 'agreed' for new manager
Derby County look set to appoint a new permanent manager this week after interim boss Liam Rosenior was told by the club's board that he is no longer in charge of the first team.
DerbyshireLiveunderstands that an official approach has been made to Rotherham United with a view to talking with manager Paul Warne about the newly vacated role at Pride Park. Reports in the national media claim that a deal has now been 'agreed' which would see Wayne Rooney finally replaced as permanent manager three months on from the now DC United manager resigning on the eve of pre-season.
Derby are not in action this weekend, with international call-ups forcing the postponement of a home game against Cheltenham Town that was due to be played on Saturday afternoon. Their next outing is set to see them travel to Cambridge United on the first of next month, but who will take charge of the team at the Abbey Stadium is still to be confirmed. In the meantime, here is everything we know so far...
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Derby County are keen on Rotherham United manager Paul Warne after Liam Rosenior was told he is no longer interim boss at Pride Park.
DerbyshireLiveunderstands that an official approach has been made to the Millers in order to speak to Warne whose stock is high after a terrific start to the Championship. The shock development comes after Rosenior held talks with the board on Tuesday night and was told he is no longer in charge. It is understood that further discussions took place with him today (Wednesday).
Rosenior currently remains on the staff at Pride Park as the Rams now set their sights on Warne who is the leading contender as his replacement. Warne currently has one year remaining on his contract at Rotherham with chairman Tony Stewart having been keen to extend his current deal.
Derby County have ‘agreed’ a compensation deal with Rotherham United over manager Paul Warne, with the Rams set to appoint a new manager, according to reports.
The Rams have since moved quickly to bring in a replacement after relieving current interim boss Liam Rosenior of his duties earlier in the week, with the club making an approach to Rotherham over Warne. The manager has been in situ with the Millers on a permanent basis since 2017 after taking over as caretaker.
According to The Telegraph’s John Percy, Derby have now moved a step closer to bringing the Rotherham boss to Pride Park. Writing on Twitter, the journalist posted: “Paul Warne is set to be the new #dcfc manager. A deal has been agreed with Rotherham, only a few minor details to finalise.”
What Warne has said
Following his team’s 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough on Saturday, Warne addressed links to Championship side Huddersfield Town before talk around a move to the East Midlands emerged. "It is not news to me I have been linked to it because I'd be an absolute liar if I said: 'Wow, that's not true,” he said.
"Considering I had one of my mates text me and say: 'Is it true because I have put a bet on’. Because that's how I know about it!’
"Obviously, if I was getting the job, I am not allowed to tell him anyway.. So I would have to do some 'smoke signal' thing, but I wouldn't tell him as I'd get done and sacked!
"But it is nothing. I personally have not spoken to Huddersfield. Huddersfield, I don't believe, have come out and said 'Paul Warne is our man'. I am expecting them to get a different manager. I have had no contact at all. "From my point of view, there's no truth to it."
Simon : IF Paul Warne was announced as permanent manager, you can understand the reasoning. Successful promotions at Rotherham v Liam Rosenior who all want to do well but at present doesn’t have the experience as shown in the away games.
Stephen: And there we go. I'm really surprised. If it is Paul Warne as the replacement then I'd be happy. Proven experience of getting out of this league.
Steve Dolman: I sincerely hope not. I don't know what more he could have done over the past few months. We need stability, not constant chop and change
Justin Peach: Will be surprised if this happens. Rosenior needs time, will be a mistake letting him go.
Tom: What more did LR have to do to get the job?
Christopher Butt: He needs experience with him. Great coach but we need a proper manager.
The way Rotherham fans are reacting
@TKCRB: Can’t fault him if he goes, more to the point who does he bring in who could match what he’s brought to the club?
@stuessexmiller: The meltdown over Tony Stewart on here. I appreciate he’s not infallible, but at the end of the day for Rotherham fans, it’s Hobson’s choice. It's a small sustainably run club under TS, or an unknown entity with maybe investment but most certainly debt. I know which I prefer.
@MidlandMiller: Can see why Warne has gone to Derby - better set-up/foundations, Prem potential, probably backed in the transfer market and triples his wages. You will be missed.
@cal_howis: Contract talks have gone well then.
@splootman: I will be gutted if Warney leaves but won't be angry with him. The guy has done an amazing job!
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