Derby announce Wayne Rooney's replacement as Liam Rosenior as new interim boss with pre-season starting tomorrow | The SunJune 26, 2022
DERBY have appointed Liam Rosenior as their new interim manager.
The news comes just over 24 hours after Wayne Rooney's shock departure from Pride Park.
Rosenior was Rooney's assistant manager up until he left the club on Saturday.
Derby were relegated from the Championship last season following a 21-point deduction for going into administration.
Their League One campaign gets underway on July 30 at home to Oxford United.
A statement from the club read: "Derby’s players will return to Moor Farm Training Ground on Monday morning to start pre-season training and Rosenior will head up preparations for the upcoming 2022/23 League One campaign.
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"Rosenior, 37, will be supported by the existing first-team backroom staff.
"Rosenior has spent the last three years on Derby’s coaching team, initially as Specialist First Team Coach before stepping up to be Assistant Manager to former manager Wayne Rooney midway through the 2020/21 campaign."
Rooney is going back to school after quitting Derby.
The Manchester United and England legend has decided to complete his coaching badges in the next few months and further his education in football.
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He is is halfway through a Pro Licence course and recently went to Toulon for the Under-20 tournament as part of his training.
He now plans to visit top clubs at home and abroad to learn more and is also to enrol in the LMA management course.
Meanwhile, Derby's much-needed takeover has received a major boost after they received a loan from a local businessman preparing to try and buy the club.
Joint administrators Quantum have announced they have accepted a loan from Derbyshire-based Clowes Developments Ltd.
David Clowes, chairman of the property company, is a Derby supporter.
In a statement, he said: "Derbyshire-based property group, Clowes Developments (UK) Ltd, are proud to announce they have successfully purchased the company that owned Pride Park Stadium from fellow local businessman Mel Morris.
"Additionally, Clowes have issued an interim loan to the club which will enable Derby County to start the next season and trade whilst a deal to purchase the club is concluded.
"Clowes have also confirmed that they will, today, submit a bid to purchase Derby County Football Club."
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