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Next Derby County manager odds – Gary Rowett 1/3 to replace McClaren

Gary Rowett red-hot favourite at 1/3 to replace Steve McClaren and take charge of Derby County

It looks like a potential match made in heaven, with Gary Rowett having been cruelly sacked by Birmingham City earlier in the season and subsequently waiting in the wings for the right sort of opportunity to come along.

Now that Steve McClaren has been sacked at Pride Park, it appears as though Rowett will become the next manager of Derby County, with William Hill offering a best price 1/3 about someone with obvious connections to the Midlands club.

Between 1995-8, Rowett represented the Rams 105 times as a player, with his return to the club likely to be popular as owner Mel Morris looks to resurrect the fortunes of County who currently sit tenth in the Championship.

While the 43-year-old has been linked with the vacant position at Norwich City, the Derby job is likely to make more appeal, with Rowett having cut his managerial teeth at Burton before subsequently taking charge at Birmingham.

New owners at St Andrews saw fit to depose Rowett and replace him with Gianfranco Zola, a move that has so far not worked out for Birmingham and the majority of City fans would welcome back the Englishman.

However, Rowett is now looking for his latest opportunity and his name is being strongly linked to taking charge at the start of the new campaign, with Darren Wassall likely to be in caretaker charge for the remainder of the season.

Mark Warburton is a 16/1 poke although it seems likely that Morris will move for someone who has a real affinity with the club and will drive them forward to potential promotion.

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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