Collymore Names Two Promotion Winning Managers Not Suitable For Derby County

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Stan Collymore thinks Eddie Howe and Sam Allardyce are not the right men for Derby County but, speaking to The Mirror (Nov 17, page 47), he also has doubts about Wayne Rooney.

After Phillip Cocu joined the long line of managers thrown to the junk during an international hiatus, the Rams are looking to follow in the footsteps of underperforming Sheffield Wednesday, turning things around on the sidelines.

But while Wednesday flirted with handing over the reins to a left-field option, having considered Phil Neville and Sol Campbell after firing Garry Monk, the Owls jumped into the Tony Pulis experience.

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However, it seems unlikely that Derby will do the same.

The Daily Mail reports that if coach and player Rooney does not take Cocu’s place, the job could go to another former England captain: Aston Villa assistant John Terry.

And while Collymore worries that Rooney won’t be able to emulate the success of his former teammates Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard on the bench, he believes Derby should take a chance rather than hire someone who has been there and done it.

“I would rather (Rooney) have the opportunity than people like Sam Allardyce or even Eddie Howe,” says the Nottingham Forest legend, ruling out the men who led West Ham and Bournemouth to promotion.

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“Liam Rosenior, who is already on the Pride Park coaching staff, would work perfectly with Rooney.

“The fact that he is a bright young coach who can be a no-nonsense voice after the game and a trusted lieutenant makes him an absolute must.

“As a coach, I’m struggling to see (Rooney be successful)… unless he surrounds himself with the right people. The slight doubt I have is that I am not convinced that I am smart enough to be able to communicate effectively… with players, owners and, most importantly, fans. “

Collymore backs reports suggesting that Rooney might also look to bring in former Manchester United teammate Darren Fletcher, as down-to-earth a man as you’ll find, as his assistant at Pride Park.

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