Clement v Freedman: Derby fans boast about their new manager

Derby County fans feel they have a better manager in Paul Clement than Nottingham Forest have in Dougie Freedman.

Derby County fans have wasted no time boasting about Paul Clement’s arrival as the club’s manager, to rival supporters of Nottingham Forest.

Clement was confirmed as the next Rams manager earlier this week, arriving with a solid history as the assistant of high profile coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Derby and Nottingham Forest will be two of the teams battling hard for positions in the Championship’s top six next season and it’s difficult to judge between Clement and Forest’s Dougie Freedman, who puts their club in the best position.

Clement would appear to have a more glamorous CV, but Freedman has the experience and knows the Championship well whereas Clement has never been in full control of a team before in his career.

The proof of the pudding is going to be in the immediate results of each team and while Derby can act freely in the transfer market, Freedman has to work hard considering the restrictions applied to his club.

The Scot deserves credit for the hard work he’s already done at the City Ground and one thing is for sure; he won’t back down in the battle against his Championship colleague.

Here’s what Derby fans had to say to their Forest counterparts.

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