UK time is: 05:57:19
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rams boss facing the sack

Rams boss on collision course

It`s been reported on radio Derby this morning that Rams boss Billy Davies will be sacked today when he meets new chairman Adam Pearson.

Pearson, who has been in the post for four weeks, was due to hold a clear-the-air meeting with Davies at 9am this morning. But after an outburst by Davies after Saturday's 2-0 home defeat by Chelsea, in which he told the chairman and the board to open the cheque book and strengthen the squad in the January transfer window, it could be the end of the road for the fiery Scotsman.

Derby sit bottom of the Premier League with one win in 14 matches and are odds-on for an immediate return to the Championship, and Davies admits his current team are not good enough to stay up and has thrown down the gauntlet to Pearson, saying investment for six new players is needed.

Pearson has expressed surprise and disappointment at Davies' comments.

'It was disappointing, a very strange reaction, and I'm not quite sure why he has done that. I'm sure I will find out the reasons at the meeting,' said Pearson.

'We will have a private meeting, a mature meeting. I would rather all this was done in-house. Controversy is not my style of doing things.'

A report in a Sunday newspaper yesterday claimed a clause in his contract would see Davies pick up a 750,000 pay-off should the Rams part company with him.

It was also reported that former Wigan boss Paul Jewell was being lined up as manager should Derby still be in the bottom three at Christmas.

'I am not willing to discuss the manager's contract in public and I don't know where the Paul Jewell story has come from,' said Pearson.

The fans will have their own opinions on the matter but my opinion, for what it`s worth, is that Davies has been great for the Derby County Football Club and has brought success quicker than even the die hard supporters could have imagined. His success may in the end be his downfall.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Peter Simcox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 26 2007

Time: 10:36AM

Your Comments

Well if this is true it would be a big mistake. What he has done for you is remarkable. OK may have got their sooner than expected, but has only had the job a year or so. Give him the cash in January and let him get some fresh faces in and let's see what happens from then. Sacking him is not the option.
will it ever happen
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Derby County Articles

McClean Double Downs Derby (Saturday October 25 2014)

Stats: Derby County v Wigan Athletic (Saturday October 25 2014)

Top Of The League (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Stats: Blackpool v Derby County (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Butland In Line To Start? (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Martin Puts Derby Second (Monday October 20 2014)

Stats: Reading v Derby County (Monday October 20 2014)

International Round-Up - Ireland (Friday October 17 2014)

International Round-Up - Scotland (Thursday October 16 2014)

International Round-Up - England (Wednesday October 15 2014)

Archived Derby County Articles

List All Vital Derby Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Derby County 14 7 5 2 +12 26
2. Watford 14 7 5 2 +11 26
3. Wolves 14 7 5 2 +6 26
4. Bournemouth 14 7 3 4 +14 24
5. Middlesbrough 14 7 3 4 +7 24
6. Norwich 14 6 5 3 +10 23
7. Forest 14 5 7 2 +7 22

Breaking League News

Karanka happy with display
Middlesbrough : 25/10/2014 23:11:00
Rotherham : 25/10/2014 22:28:00
Honours even between challengers
Middlesbrough : 25/10/2014 22:06:00
Eight Bar Blues..as Cherries hit record
Bournemouth : 25/10/2014 21:54:00
McClean Double Downs Derby
Derby County : 25/10/2014 21:46:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do The Rams still need to strengthen?
Suggested By:  MikeC
Goalkeeper 6%
Fullback 10%
Central Defender 41%
Midfield 8%
Wide Attacker 6%
Central Striker 23%
Nowhere 6%