The Derby County supporting punters who were present here in the Transfer Tavern on Monday evening were sent into a surprised state, when the landlord announced the breaking news that Rams boss Paul Clement had been relieved of his duties.
The East Midlands-based club are fifth in the Championship table and are just five points behind league leaders Hull City, remaining finely poised for an attempt at promotion.
Chairman Mel Morris has made the bizarre decision to appoint youth team manager Darren Wassall, who had been handed the managerial reigns until the end of the season, despite the former Rams central defender having never managed a senior side.
Who gets the job permanently remains to be seen and talk in the Tavern has turned to who might be tasked with the challenge from next season.
One Rams fan is sat in the smoking area at the back of the Tavern and thinks the hierarchy’s trigger happy approach might put some of the bigger names off taking the role at Derby.
Lee Clarke takes a look at FIVE managers who the Rams could turn to next……
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