According to The Sun (paper edition, Nov-29), Derby County are considering a move for former Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner.
The Rams are currently manager-less after Phillip Cocu’s exit this past month.
Wayne Rooney is currently solely in interim charge after initially being part of a four-strong group, but Derby may look to a more experienced figure to lead them going forwards.
The Rams currently sit bottom of the Championship table after one win in 14 games.
Many supporters feel now isn’t the time to gamble on an inexperienced manager, while the prospective new takeover may also impact the club’s decision going forward.
The latest from The Sun claims newly-appointed advisor Steve McClaren will have a big role to play, and candidates will be met quickly with Wagner on the list.
The German boss is available following his recent sacking from Schalke 04.
Wagner was assistant manager to Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund before going his own way, landing the top job at Huddersfield Town and guiding the Terriers to promotion.
Wagner kept Huddersfield in the Premier League before resigning the following season.
But despite his links to Jurgen Klopp, and being his best man at his wedding, Wagner’s style of football at Huddersfield and Schalke was far more pragmatic.
The 49-year-old’s promotion with Huddersfield via the playoffs was a unique occurrence as the Yorkshire club amazingly finished the season with a negative goal difference.
But Derby need a fresh approach and this isn’t the first time they have considered Wagner. The Daily Mail reported their interest in him back in 2016 after Nigel Pearson’s exit.
It could be an interesting move with both parties looking to recover after recent struggles.