Sam Rush on the 'hardest part' of his job at Derby

Derby County chief Sam Rush has admitted that removing Nigel Clough was a difficult decision.

Derby County chief executive Sam Rush has been quoted by the Derby Telegraph suggesting that the hardest thing since he’s been at the club was sacking Nigel Clough.

Another manager has been and gone since Clough was relieved of his duties and Rush has offered an insight into his position and life at the club.

“The hardest part was changing the manager – Nigel Clough. It was an extremely difficult time but the club needed a stimulus,” said Rush.

“Nothing prepares you for the reaction - I was absolutely certain that it would be successful in the long term.”

Rush’s comments come at a time when Derby have started rocking a little bit at the top of the table.

There’s no need or indication for him to make any changes with regards to Steve McClaren, but it shows the strength and passion of Rams fans.

Derby have conceded the lead in the Championship having looked like they could stretch out an advantage at the top of the table over the last couple of weeks.

Hopefully McClaren can get the side to produce an entertaining and positive display in the game against Birmingham this weekend, which gets the side back on track and eases the pressure a little bit.

If the Rams go up this season then it’s a gamble, which would have ultimately turned out to be the right call and it’s important the side seize the opportunity their good run of form before the last couple of results, has created for them.

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