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Gary Rowett has been confirmed as the new Derby County manager after the Championship club moved quickly to replace Steve McClaren, who was sacked on Sunday evening. Although other candidates have come forward, Rowett was always favourite for the position and ticks all the boxes in the eyes of the Derby board.
“We are delighted to welcome Gary Rowett back to Derby County as our new manager,” said the chairman Mel Morris. “Gary is being tasked with, and has the full responsibility for, leading our redevelopment programme. Gary, of course, played for us for three years during his playing career, lives in Derby and is passionate about our football club.