The Championship club Derby County is rock-bottom led by a four-man interim coaching team. There is a desperate need for a hungry and young head coach to carry the club to the safe zone. As next Derby County manager odds indicate, the savior will likely be either Wayne Rooney or John Terry.
The Dutchman Philip Cocu took over in the summer of 2019, following the departure of Lampard to Chelsea. After disappointing 18 months, it became inevitable for Cocu to step down with the club sitting bottom of the table. As for now, Derby County won only one game this season after 11 matches.
According to online sportsbook news in the United Kingdom, the club is also witnessing crucial events at the ownership level. It is very likely that the owner Mel Morris will sell Derby County soon to Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the Bin Zayed Group. Thus, the Sheikh who is the cousin of the Man City owner is looking to boost the club to another level.
As next Derby County manager odds show, there are two young coaching prospects ready to step up including John Terry and Wayne Rooney. They have huge reputations, and it will be difficult to separate them in the contest. Perhaps, either man to get the job will be the next Frank Lampard.
John Terry ready to step up his coaching career
The 39-year-old Chelsea legend John Terry joined Aston Villa in 2017 as a player. He remained with the club after retirement. Now he is a member of the backroom staff of Dean Smith. As an assistant to Smith, Terry is on course to become well respected as one of the men who managed to keep Aston Villa at the highest competitive level in the Premier League.
Online sportsbooks in the United Kingdom consider Terry ready to become the head coach. BetVictor is offering a great value of 5/6 for Terry to follow in the footsteps of Lampard and become the next Derby County manager.
Next Derby County manager odds on Rooney’s chances
The former Manchester United and England striker joined Derby as player-coach last January. When Cocu stepped down on 14 November, Rooney took temporary charge of the team as part of a four-man interim coaching team. The next Derby County manager odds consider him as second-favorite with a value of 11/8.
Rooney is certainly hungry to challenge and prove he is capable of doing such a difficult job. However, many analysts think maybe it is still soon for Rooney as he only spent less than a year exploring the managerial world.
Cooper and Allardyce among top underdogs
There is a long list of contenders, and it is only that Terry and Rooney are ahead of everyone else. If you wish to see all the contenders for the job check out our review about BetVictor. Among the ones who might seriously consider taking the job are Steve Cooper (6/1) and Sam Allardyce (20/1).
Steve Cooper has been building his resume quite impressively. He was previously a part of the England youth setup. He recently did a very good job with Swansea in the Championship. However, it remains to be seen whether he will accept to move to Derby. The other strong underdog is Allardyce, 66, who has a long resume. But he was out of work since 2018. It is not clear whether he would like to come back or stay in retirement.