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Derby manager Nigel Pearson before the match

Nigel Pearson heads for the exit door at Derby after argument with owner

Nigel Pearson is expected to be sacked as the Derby County manager after a furious argument with Mel Morris, the Championship club’s owner, led to him being suspended before the game at Cardiff City on Tuesday night. Pearson met Morris at Derby’s training ground on Monday to discuss in part the club’s poor start to the season and it is understood the conversation became extremely heated.