The defeat left Derby in 14th spot in the Championship, with 11 points from 9 games. Clough joined Derby in January 2009.
Clough's sacking came out of the blue, and the bookies have yet to publish odds on who will be the next manager in Derby County the hot-seat, but here's a list of the names already being mentioned in despatches:
Alan Curbishley - ex-Charlton, West Ham United
Sean Dyche - Burnley
Roy Keane - ex-Sunderland and Ipswich
Steve McLaren - ex-Middlesborough and England
Alex McLeish - ex-Nottingham Forest, Birmingham, Aston Villa
Martin O'Neill - ex-Celtic, Aston Villa, Sunderland
Stuart Pearce - ex-Nottingham Forest, England U21s
Gus Poyet - ex-Brighton
Tony Pulis - ex-Stoke
Peter Reid - ex-Manchester City, Sunderland
Neil Warnock - ex-Shefield United, QPR, Leeds United
Keane, Pearce, McLeish and O'Neill would all be controversial appointments due to their previous associations with rivals Forest.
Who would you like to see in the Derby County hot seat ?
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