Clough takes up Rams reins

06 January 2009 05:53
Derby County have confirmed the appointment of Nigel Clough as their new manager on a three-and-a-half-year contract. The 42-year-old has decided to follow in his father Brian's footsteps in taking charge of the Rams, bringing an end to his decade as manager of Burton Albion, who are currently on course to win promotion to the Football League. Rams chairman Adam Pearson told Setanta Sports: "He's got a presence about him and he commands respect. "He's firm but fair and I think he'll bring a considered approach to managing this set of players. "I do believe Nigel is very much his own man, but he does want to create his own dynasty at the club, he's already spoken of a ten-year plan. "We're going to show some patience with him, but we think he can make an immediate difference. "He won't have a lot of money to spend and to panic buy in January is a worry, I want him to work with this set of players." Clough junior enjoyed an illustrious playing career with Nottingham Forest, Liverpool and Manchester City.

Source: ESA