Paul Clement sacked as Derby County manager

first_imgDerby County have parted company with manager Paul Clement after only eight months in charge, the club has announced.The former Real Madrid and Chelsea coach took over at Pride Park in June last year but was relieved of his duties after going seven league games without a league win – a run that stretches back to Boxing Day 2015 – and sit fifth in the Championship.Chairman Mel Morris said: “We are grateful for the contribution Paul has made to the football club but the time is right to make a change.“When Paul joined us last year we worked with him to develop a plan for the club which we asked him to embrace.“It was clear in this plan, which was briefed to supporters, players, sponsors and all our stakeholders last summer that promotion this season was not the primary target. The priorities were building on the Derby way and style of football enjoyed in the past two seasons; adding depth and strength to our playing squad; and, developing and improving player and team performance.“Sadly, on these measurements, we have not made enough progress and that is why we have decided to part company with Paul.“I firmly believe that we have one of the very best first team squads in this league. Our players are highly talented professionals who are more than capable of winning games at this level and beyond.”Former Derby defender Darren Wassall will take over the side until the end of the season. 1 Paul Clement last_img

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