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Wayne Rooney Given Interim Role At Derby After Cocu Dismissal
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Wayne Rooney Given Interim Role At Derby After Cocu Dismissal

Phillip Cocu's time in charge of Derby County has come to an end, with Wayne Rooney being part of the coaching team that will take charge at Pride Park on an interim basis. The former England international has been working as a player-coach but could see his responsibilities increase somewhat following this news. All we know for certain at the moment is that Cocu has been shown the door after an abysmal start to the season in the Championship. The Rams currently sit rock bottom of the table, having picked up just six of a possible 33 points available. The former PSV Eindhoven and Fenerbahce coach, who took over at Derby from Frank Lampard after his departure for Chelsea, leaves the club with a record of 22 victories, 17 draws and 26 defeats in 65 games. Derby thanked Cocu a...
Mark Lawrenson Predicts Score Lines of Man Utd vs Man City, Chelsea vs Everton
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Mark Lawrenson Predicts Score Lines of Man Utd vs Man City, Chelsea vs Everton

Former Liverpool star, Mark Lawrenson has predicted the scorelines of some of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. Chelsea will host Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday following a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth in their last Premier League encounter. Manchester United will face Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday after beating Derby County 3-0 in the FA Cup on Thursday. Providing his prediction, Lawrenson told BBC Sport: Man United vs Man City: “Man Utd look a lot better recently, and they have a realistic chance of finishing in the UEFA Champions League spot. “City have been impressive too with Kevin de Bruyne’s form is a big reason I am expecting Pep Guardiola’s men to do well from this moment still the rest of the season. “I am expecting midfields of both ...
Rooney Compares Derby County to Man Utd After FA Cup Defeat
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Rooney Compares Derby County to Man Utd After FA Cup Defeat

Derby County striker, Wayne Rooney, has compared the Rams with Manchester United after his side’s FA Cup’s fifth-round 3-0 defeat on Thursday night. The 34-year-old was unable to save Derby County at the iPro Stadium as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men knocked out the Championship side from the FA Cup, thanks to goals from Luke Shaw and a brace from Odion Ighalo. Rooney, a former Manchester United star, said during his time at Old Trafford, the Red Devils always strive to win trophies, and at Derby, they strive to win promotion. “It’s a different league to what I am used to, different ambitions,” Rooney told BT Sport after the game. “At Manchester United, you are always striving to win trophies, and at Derby, we are striving to win promotion. “My role as a coach, having to bal...
Solskjaer Confirms Man Utd Players to Miss Derby County Clash
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Solskjaer Confirms Man Utd Players to Miss Derby County Clash

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will miss the Red Devils’ FA Cup fifth-round clash against Derby County on Thursday. Pogba and Rashford remain on the sidelines due to injury after undergoing surgery. At the same time, James picked up a knock in Man United’s Europa League win over Club Brugge, and Wan-Bissaka obtained a back problem. Man United head to the game after playing a 1-1 draw against Everton in the Premier League last weekend. “James will probably miss out against Derby as well, and Marcus and Paul are still out, and I think Aaron might be struggling,” Solskjaer was quoted by Man United’s official website as telling reporters at his pre-match press conference on Wedne...
Derby County vs Man Utd: Michael Owen Predicts Winner of FA Cup cClash
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Derby County vs Man Utd: Michael Owen Predicts Winner of FA Cup cClash

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid star, Michael Owen, has predicted the outcome of the FA Cup fifth-round match between Manchester United and Derby County. Derby County will on Thursday night host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at the iPro Stadium. Phillip Cocu’s men head to the game after defeating Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 in the Championship last weekend, while United played a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Premier League. “Since his arrival at Derby County from DC United, Wayne Rooney has been a key influence on and off the field for the Championship side,” Owen wrote in his Betvictor column. “Some fans at Old Trafford wished that Rooney had come back to Manchester United instead. “The Man United legend will be keen to torment his old club as they visit Pride Park on Thursda...
Ex Footballer Turned General Overseer, Pastor Taribo West Holds A Crusade In Lagos
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Ex Footballer Turned General Overseer, Pastor Taribo West Holds A Crusade In Lagos

A Nigerian former professional footballer who played as a defender and best remembered for his various unusual and colourful hairstyles. West who played for the Nigeria national team and played with top footballers in clubs like inter-milan, Ac milan, Auxerre and even Derby County just to mention a few will be holding a crusade this month on the 31st at Igando, Lagos state. Pastor West who started a church in 2014 which he called Shelter In The Storm Miracle Church of All Nations located around Opebi, Ikeja area of Lagos, will be holding a special crusade/cross-over on 31st of december 2019. Former Super Eagles defender turned pastor, Taribo West is certainly not taking a backseat when it comes to preaching the word of God. The ex-footballer who seems to be waxing stronger doing ...
Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root
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Efe Ambrose Reveals Why Fikayo Tomori Is Not Proud Of His Nigerian Root

Former Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose has revealed why Fikayo Tomori is not proud of his Nigerian roots. He made this known in reaction to the news that the Chelsea player had been called to play for the Three Lions of England. Also called to join the squad for England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Czech Republic and Bulgaria is Tammy Abraham. If both players accept and eventually play for England, their eligibility to play for Nigeria will be ruined. Reacting to the news, Efe Ambrose stated that he was shocked when he was told Tomori had Nigerian roots. This was during their time together at Derby County. According to Efe, he doesn’t find fault with him because he was born and raised in England. “Tomori was very popular at Derby. He has later voted the player of ...
Rooney To Join Derby As Player-Coach From January 2020
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Rooney To Join Derby As Player-Coach From January 2020

Derby County have announced that England’s record goal-scorer Wayne Rooney will join the club from January 2020. The 33-year-old will arrive from Major League Soccer outfit DC United on an initial 18-month contract until the summer of 2021, with the option of a further year. As well as penning a playing contract with Derby, Rooney will join the club as a coach and continue to develop his coaching credentials in preparation for a potential managerial career. Rooney, who scored 53 times in 120 appearances for his country, is signing for Derby having won an incredible 16 honours in club football to date. With over 700 appearances and 300 goals to his name in club football, including a record 253 for Manchester United, Rooney is one of the biggest and most recognisable names in...
Lampard To Become Chelsea’s New Boss
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Lampard To Become Chelsea’s New Boss

Former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard, is set for a return to the club as manager, accordig to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol. According to Solhekol, Maurizio Sarri’s exit will be announced within 24 hours. His departure will see Lampard appointed as the Blues’ first English manager in 23 years. “Chelsea have agreed deal with Juventus for Maurizio Sarri. They’ll receive more than £5m compensation. Deal will be announced in next 24 hours. “Expect Frank Lampard to become Chelsea’s first English manager in 23 years,” Solhekol tweeted. Lampard’s only managerial experience, has been with Derby County, where he has worked over year in the English Championship.
Nice coach Patrick Vieira linked with Chelsea
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Nice coach Patrick Vieira linked with Chelsea

Nice coach Patrick Vieira is being linked with Chelsea. With Maurizio Sarri wanted by Juventus, the Blues are reportedly considering whether to let go the Italian and start afresh. Indeed, in Italy it's suggested a move has already been settled. Derby County boss Frank Lampard has been the overwhelming bookies' favourites so far but Vieira has suddenly dropped from 7/1 to 4/1 with Betway. That makes him the clear second favourite to replace Sarri, ahead of Massimilano Allegri, Nuno Espirito Santo and Diego Simeone.  
Derby County Signs Ashley Cole (Photos)
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Derby County Signs Ashley Cole (Photos)

Championship Club Derby County have announced the signing of Chelsea Legend Ashley Cole. 38-year-old Cole spent the last three seasons with the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer, but was released following the end of the 2018 campaign. “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to secure Ashley’s services for the rest of the season," Frank Lampard said in a statement. “He’s a fantastic player, a quality left-back, and he also brings great experience to the dressing room." "I know him very well from our time together at Chelsea, and with England, and I also know what he can bring to the group and the influence he will have. "Ashley is in good shape, which doesn't surprise me because he's an excellent professional, and he will compete for a place in the side like every other playe...
Manchester United May Sack Jose Mourinho On Saturday If He Loses To Newcastle
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Manchester United May Sack Jose Mourinho On Saturday If He Loses To Newcastle

Manchester United sit 10th in the Premier League table, and are far behind the rest of their top rivals including Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal.   On Tuesday night, they settled for a goalless draw with Valencia in the Champions League, days after they lost to West Ham 3 - 1, and got knocked out by Championship club Derby in the Carabao Cup.   Man.United has been poor this season with only one victory in five games, they'll welcome Newcastle to Old Trafford on Saturday, and if they eventually lose to the upcoming game coach, Jose Mourinho may get into a serious trouble.   United legend Paul Ince believes Mourinho could be sacked if his team are defeated by Newcastle. “If they lose on Saturday evening, particularly if it’s...
Chelsea Legend, Frank Lampard Unveiled As Coach Of Derby County After Signing A 3-year Deal
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Chelsea Legend, Frank Lampard Unveiled As Coach Of Derby County After Signing A 3-year Deal

Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard has signed a three-year contract to become Derby County’s new manager. The former midfielder, who won three Premier League titles, four FA cups, two League cups, the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, during his 13 years at Chelsea, will take charge of The Rams with immediate effect. Announcing the appointment, Derby County Executive Chairman, Mel Morris, CBE, said: “I’m delighted to have someone of Frank’s calibre as our new manager. “I’ve always been an admirer of Frank both as a player and a person, especially in the way he conducts himself both on and off the pitch. That impression was only re-enforced when we interviewed him for this role, his passion and humility shone through in equal measure. The board were unanimous that he was the stan...
Lupoli: At Arsenal Henry Was The Leader In The Dressing Room
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Lupoli: At Arsenal Henry Was The Leader In The Dressing Room

The 30-year-old was once seen as a promising young forward, but his career has largely seen him bouncing around the lower leagues in England and Italy. “Two years ago I went up to Serie A with Frosinone, and going to Pisa was a leap in the dark,” Lupoli recalled in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport. “The relationship with Gattuso didn’t work. It was a paradoxical situation, with a board which wasn't present and a Padre-Padrone [a film about a boy with a domineering father] Coach, with attitude which don’t fit in the world of football. “I had a nightmare and on a human level it was a disaster.” Lupoli joined Arsenal at a very young age, while his Italy youth strike partner Giuseppe Rossi went to Manchester United. “If he hadn’t had four cruciate ligament injuries he’d be one of th...
Jose Mourinho Is Like My Dad Brian, Says Burton’s Nigel Clough
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Jose Mourinho Is Like My Dad Brian, Says Burton’s Nigel Clough

Clough junior says comparisons between the ‘Special One’ and his legendary old man are inescapable. Clough senior, who won the European Cup twice at Nottingham Forest and the title once each with them and Derby, even compared himself to Manchester United manager Mourinho when the Portuguese first arrived at Chelsea in 2004. “The way they deal with things in such a no-nonsense manner is similar,” said Nigel. “I think they look at things in very similar ways. "The way he deals with the press and the media, Jose says what he thinks — and that’s the biggest similarity.” In a biography of Brian, it was revealed Clough had said of Mourinho: “He reminds me a lot of me when I was his age — but I was better looking!” Burton go to Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, with skipper Jake ...
Crystal Palace To Sack Frank de Boer After Just 77 Days… But Where Does It Rank Among The Shortest Reigns In PL
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Crystal Palace To Sack Frank de Boer After Just 77 Days… But Where Does It Rank Among The Shortest Reigns In PL

Palace have endured the worst-ever start to a Premier League season — losing their opening four games and failing to score a goal so far — which left the club's top brass with little option but to axe the Dutchman. De Boer was appointed on June 26 and his ill-fated reign at the helm will be brought to an abrupt end on September 11, but where does that rank among the shortest managerial reigns in Premier League history? Here, Sportsmail compiles a list of managers who were at the helm for the fewest days in Premier League history.   10. Neil Warnock (Crystal Palace 2014) — 122 days Neil Warnock returned to Selhurst Park in 2014 for his second stint in charge after taking the reins between 2007-2010. On August 27, 2014 he was appointed following the departure of Tony P...