Rowett named Derby boss
LONDON: Championship side Derby County have appointed former defender Gary Rowett as their new manager on a contract that runs until the end of the 2018-19 season, the club confirmed yesterday.
The 43-year-old Rowett, who made 120 appearances for Derby from 1995-98, has been out of work since he was sacked by Birmingham City in December when they were seventh in the table.
In a statement on the club website (www.dcfc.co.uk), Derby confirmed that Rowett would take charge of the side for his first match at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
“I’m naturally thrilled to be appointed as the manager of Derby County and can’t wait to get started,” Rowett said. Reuters