Last month, the 59-year-old was dubbed by the Telegraph as the FA’s most successful coach and credited with the development of the likes of Raheem Sterling, Danny Welbeck and Ross Barkley.
In his 13-year tenure with the England under-17 side, he recorded 133 wins from 228 games and won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship on two occasions – first in 2010 and again in 2014.
The Rams will be hoping that his connections to some of the country’s top young talent will translate into a number of loan deals in order to boost their promotion chances.
We take a look at three players who have recently played a huge role under Peacock and could be recommended as potential loan signings.
Joe Gomez – according to the BBC, the Rams are already interested in Gomez and Peacock’s appointment will only intensify speculation.
The 18-year-old was named in the UEFA U17 European Championship team of the tournament, as referenced by Sky Sports, and earned 19 caps for the under-17 side under Peacock.
Ryan Ledson – the central midfielder was also named in the European Championship team of the tournament and better yet captained the Young Lions to victory.
The 17-year-old, like Gomez, was a stalwart in Peacock’s side and earned 16 caps before being promoted to the higher age group.
Dominic Solanke – although he was controversially excluded from the team of the tournament in the 2014 competition, he won the tournament’s golden boot award and scored the all-important goal in the final.
Solanke has already made his debut for Chelsea and is considered by many to be the club’s best prospect alongside Ruben Loftus-Cheek.