Derry new Notts County boss

Notts County have confirmed the appointment of Shaun Derry as the club's new first-team manager.

Last Updated: 06/11/13 at 19:41 Post Comment

Former Magpies midfielder Derry will be assisted by experienced ex-Carlisle boss Greg Abbott and the duo will take charge with immediate effect, preparing the team for this weekend's FA Cup first-round tie against Hartlepool at Victoria Park.

Derry replaces Chris Kiwomya, who left by mutual consent on October 27 after 10 defeats in 13 Sky Bet League 1 matches left the club bottom of the table.

"When we, as a board, sat down to identify the credentials that we were looking for in our next manager, we were agreed that we needed someone who understood this club and what it means to our fans," said Notts County chairman Ray Trew.

"What Shaun has achieved as a player, coupled with the leadership that he has shown throughout his career, make him the ideal candidate for a managerial role and he made it clear that he wanted that role to be with his hometown club.

"There are question marks over his credentials, simply because this will be his first managerial role, I know that, but there are doubts with every managerial appointment and we, as a board, have to put our faith in who we think is the right man for the job."

The 35-year-old, who was part of County's Division Three title-winning team in 1998, was still under contract as a player at QPR until next summer and was on loan at Rangers' Championship rivals Millwall, where he was scheduled to remain until January 1.


New Sky Bet customers: Claim free £5 bet every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

suspect the review will conclude that Iago Aspas should never have been loaned out. Two hat-tricks in two Copa Del Rey games. One might say he has really turned a corner.

GVMUFC
'Liverpool in transfer review'

P

oise, power and (I noticed in his post match interview) freakishly large hands. You know what they say about men with big hands.......... big gloves.

disGUSting
Poise And Power: Barkley's Unique Blend

S

itting next to him in the studio will surely be the closest Jamie Carragher ever got to Thierry...

bungle1976
Henry retires and joins Sky

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Tottenham thump Newcastle 4-0 to reach the semi-finals

Tottenham thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 at White Hart Lane to reach the Capital One Cup semi-finals.

Premier League: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to be treated by Boston Red Sox staff

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is set to spend Christmas in Boston as he continues to receive treatment on a thigh injury.

League Two: Hartlepool's new manager Ronnie Moore ready for 'biggest job'

Hartlepool's new manager Ronnie Moore says he is taking on "the biggest job in English football".

Mail Box

Pulis To Liverpool Might Just Work

One Mailboxer believes that Tony Pulis managing Liverpool isn't as silly as you might think. Plus Bournemouth aren't that romantic and we're all guilty of ignoring Everton...

It's Not As Simple As Losing Luis Suarez...

That's the view of Liverpool fans in the mailbox as the Reds continue to struggle without their talisman. Suarez isn't doing particularly well at Barca either, it should be said...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property