Which will happen first?
Rowett's sacking or his CV landing on at least 4 other chairmen's desk.
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A post on Ramstalk claims that Mel Morris has a 'leadership' group among the playing squad. These are treated differently, taken on days out etc. If that is the case, I can't see how any manager can possible get a squad playing together. How can he instill team spirit when the club's owner goes out his way to foster unity?
It's an extraordinary claim to make - it sounds too unlikely to be true. But who knows ... there are mad things at some clubs
Rowett and his management team are all ex-Birmingham City players so he had a lot of goodwill from the fans, he 'got' the club and this helped him gain the support of his players. Taking them from 21st place into the play-off positions was an amazing achievement in what is a very competitive league.
This Derby job is so tough because expectation is so high. The season is over so he can be ruthless - for a lot of those players the gravy train is pulling out of the station and they're not on board.
It's going to take any manager two years to turn that squad around.
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