Sam Rush: The key when Derby County appoint their next manager

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Derby County chief executive Sam Rush has stressed the importance of the Rams making the right call over their next manager.

Derby County chief executive Sam Rush has told the Derby Telegraph what he feels is key for the team as they move forward.

Derby recently announced Steve McClaren’s sacking from his position with the Rams and the club continues their search for a new manager, as they look to push for promotion into the Premier League next season.

Derby have come close in the last two seasons under McClaren, but Rush has stressed it’s key that the board has complete confidence in the man coming in.

“I think the ownership group looked over a four or five-month period in terms of the development of the club and how we want to go forward,” he said.

“Quite rightly, the board has to believe hugely in the person they are entrusting with that level of investment (£10-20 million) and I think they wanted to look for a new head coach.”

Derby have a lot going for them as they look to compete for promotion next season but it’s important they make the right appointment over their manager as quickly as possible.

The new man coming in needs to be able to assess the situation quickly, decide who he wants to leave the club and then identify the necessary players to come in and transform the look of the current squad.

That’s going to require big investments in the transfer market and Rush is right to suggest that the board need to have complete confidence in the man they are giving the task of pulling the strings.

Derby could dominate next year in the second flight of English football while McClaren will move on and shouldn’t have any issues finding another job.

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