The Rams look set for the play-offs again this season.
But there has been a managerial casualty with the shock sacking of Paul Clement in February.
It was a call that surprised many and saw chairman Mel Morris under scrutiny.
When explaining the decision to sack Clement the chairman was quoted by The Times as saying he was sacked for not playing 'the Derby way.'
It was a divisive and decisive move from the chairman and caretaker boss Darren Wassall has done a good job of establishing the club in the play-off mix since taking the role.
He has of course been helped by the appointment last month of Harry Redknapp as a football advisor.
Speaking to talkSPORT yesterday (14/04/2016) the former Tottenham and West Ham manager had this to say about Wassall and Morris:
“We’re in great form. He’s done a great job with them Darren Wassall. To come in as a caretaker and he’s done a real good job. He’s got good staff around, good coaching staff, good players – it’s a good club.
“It’s a unique club. The owner is a big Derby fan, Mel Morris. I mean he has not bought the club to make money. He has put a fortune into it already.
“He loves the club, it’s his team.
“It’s all in place for them really so they’ve just got the hard part now of trying to get in the Premier (League).”
Derby are currently fifth in the Championship but seven points clear of nearest play-off contenders Cardiff City on 70 points.
Two comfortable wins on the bounce have seen them look like dead certs for the play-off places at the end of the current season.
Rams fans will be hoping that despite the events behind the scenes at the club this season Derby can finally make it to the Premier League again.