Rams axe boss.
Derby County have sacked manager Nigel Clough after his side’s defeat against local rivals Nottingham Forest according to the BBC.
The former Forest star has seen his Rams start the season in average, but not poor, form with the club collecting 11 points from their opening nine Championship fixtures and brings to an end a four and a half year stint in charge of the club.
Clough helped Derby County to two solid mid-table finishes in the last two seasons and it is more than a little surprising that the 47 year old was axed.
“After much consideration, the board feel it is time to move Derby County forward to the next level,” read a club statement.
“The search is well under way to identifying and appointing a successor, and further announcements will be made in due course,” the statement continued.
“The ownership group remain steadfastly committed to the club and maintain their desire to compete at the top end of the Championship this season.”