Derby County have confirmed Gary Rowett as their new boss on a deal until the end of the 2018/19 season.
Gary Rowett, 43, has been out of work since being sacked by Birmingham in December but now has the chance to help the Rams get back into the promotion race.
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) March 14, 2017
He said: “I’m naturally thrilled to be appointed as the manager of Derby County and can’t wait to get started.
“I feel that I have a special bond with the club having been here as a player. During that time, we tasted success when we were promoted to the Premier League and moved to Pride Park Stadium under Jim Smith.
“Living in the local area, I understand the expectation of the fanbase and it goes without saying that Derby County has fantastic and committed supporters.
“I have coached in the Academy in the past so I know the values of the club and I am looking forward to sharing my experience and knowledge of the league with the staff and players.
“I am fully aware of the playing squad here and I am looking forward to working with them all first hand.”