Derby County - Is Paul the Rams Jewell in the crown
UK time is: 15:11:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Is Paul the Rams Jewell in the crown


The Rams supporters are just about getting over the shock decision of Derby County to Part Company with Billy Davies yesterday. Now they read in the press that Chairman Adam Pearson is hoping a long-standing friendship with Paul Jewell will persuade the former Wigan manager to end his self-imposed managerial exile and make a return as boss at Pride Park.

It`s reported that Pearson has installed Jewell as his first choice, but they have a short-list of candidates, which also includes MK Dons' Paul Ince and Watford's Adrian Boothroyd.
The former Leeds United director had Jewell lined up to be his manager during his recent attempt to buy back the Elland Road side and he hope he will have more success this time.

Jewell has resisted several offers of a return, including approaches from Leicester City and his former Wigan chairman Dave Whelan, who was ready to offer him 50,000 a week. Pearson, who hopes to make an appointment within the next two weeks, felt he had no alternative but to part with Davies yesterday morning.

This came less than 48 hours after his manager's outburst following Derby's 2-0 defeat by Chelsea.

Davies claimed that he had not spoken with Pearson for 'three weeks' and had not held any kind of planning meeting regarding a short-list of six players. His criticisms over the lack of investment resulted in a summons to a 9am meeting.

'This situation came to a head over the weekend,' Pearson said. 'I had a very positive conversation with Billy and we both decided that it is in the best interests of all parties that we call it a day, and I'd like to thank Billy for the magnificent work he has done in getting this club into the Premier League.

'Obviously I was surprised on Saturday night when it was suggested I had not spoken to Billy for three weeks because that is totally inaccurate. My last meeting with him was 10 or 12 days ago and was a formal meeting to ask for that list of players, and there have been subsequent phone calls between myself and Billy. It's hard to accept comments about lack of investment.'

Davies said: 'It has been an emotional time for me and I would like to thank the staff, players, the wonderful fans of Derby County and the board for what has been a very enjoyable time for me.

'There have been lots of ups and downs but in the main I'm proud of what has been achieved at the club and I walk away very much with my head held high.'

Academy manager Kevin Thelwell will prepare the team for Saturday's game with Sunderland and senior players Matt Oakley and Darren Moore will form part of a temporary coaching team.




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:Tuesday November 27 2007

Time: 8:42AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
do you reckon he can keep you up fellas?
pompeyrug
Report Abuse
29/11/2007 14:37:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Derby County Articles

Guthrie Gains LMA Award (Friday May 29 2015)

Clement By Next Week? (Friday May 29 2015)

Martin Making Progress (Thursday May 28 2015)

Bent To Be First Signing? (Thursday May 28 2015)

Rams Linked With Richards (Thursday May 28 2015)

Vital Derby On Twitter (Thursday May 28 2015)

Thomas Called Up For Under-20s (Wednesday May 27 2015)

Vital Derby On Facebook (Wednesday May 27 2015)

Derby Know 2015-16 Opponents (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Archived Derby County Articles

List All Vital Derby Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. diddyram 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Brentford 46 23 9 14 19 78
6. Ipswich 46 22 12 12 18 78
7. Wolves 46 22 12 12 14 78
8. Derby County 46 21 14 11 29 77
9. Blackburn 46 17 16 13 7 67
10. Birmingham 46 16 15 15 -10 63
11. Cardiff 46 16 14 16 -4 62

Breaking League News

RUFC - Direct Debit Scheme Ends Today
Rotherham : 29/05/2015 14:01:00
What Did Neil Adams Ever Do For Us?
Norwich : 29/05/2015 13:00:01
Guthrie Gains LMA Award
Derby County : 29/05/2015 12:00:00
Owls in Playoffs 10th Anniversary - What It Meant To A Fan
Sheff Wed : 29/05/2015 11:00:00
Clement By Next Week?
Derby County : 29/05/2015 10:24:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will McClaren stay?
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Yes 48%
No 41%
Not sure....but I hope so! 11%