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 read more

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Vivo V5 Plus with two front cameras available for pre-order before launch

first_imgVivo will launch the V5 Plus in India on January 23. The USP of the V5 Plus – over the V5 – is said to be its dual-camera setup on the front, but, the company is yet to announce the full spec-sheet of the phone in question. Much to Vivo’s disappointment, the V5 Plus is already available for pre-order via a Malaysian retailer of the name DirectD . The listing, more importantly, gives us the full spec-sheet of the V5 Plus as also the pricing, leaving nothing to the imagination.The Vivo V5 Plus, as per the listing, comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with 4GB RAM under the hood. The phone comes with 64GB memory which is further expandable by up to 256GB via a hybrid microSD card slot.The dualSIM phone runs Android Marshmallow and supports 4G LTE connectivity.The V5 Plus comes with a 16-megapixel camera on the rear and a dual-camera setup, consisting of 20-megapixel + 8-megapixel, on the front. The phone is backed by a 3,160 mAh battery and supports fast charging.The Vivo V5 Plus, as per the listing, costs RM 1799 which roughly translates to Rs 27,449.Vivo launched the V5 in India recently at a price of Rs 17,980. It announced the V5 Plus, on the same day, but said the phone will be coming to India soon.Boasting of an all-metal unibody design, the V5 sports a fingerprint scanner on the rear which is claimed to unlock the phone in just 0.2 seconds.advertisementThe V5 phone comes with a 5.5-inch 720p display and is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor clubbed with 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card. The dualSIM phone runs Android Marshmallow-based FuntouchOS which is Vivo’s custom user interface. The phone also supports 4G LTE connectivity.On the camera front, the V5 comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with Phase Detection Autofocus and a 20-megapixel front-facing camera which is accompanied with a ‘moonlight’ flash.The V5 also comes with Vivo’s proprietary “AK4376 dedicated Hi-Fi audio chip which provides an unparalleled sound quality, giving a signal-to-noise ratio of up to 115dB” according to the company.Also Read: Vivo V5 V Oppo F1s: Top specs shootoutlast_img read more

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