Rowett named Derby boss

New Straits Times - - Sport -

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

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