Saying that the club simply needed a fundamental change, Derby County yesterday announced the sacking of manager Paul Clement after eight games without a coherent boardroom thought.
The former Real Madrid and PSG assistant had been in charge of the Rams since the summer and had started positively.
However a string of recent struggles resulted in the club going 720 minutes of game time without a single clear or cogent decision or conversation from executives, leading to Clement’s inevitable departure.
“After very little discussion and excruciatingly haphazard planning, this change simply had to happen,” said chairman Mel Morris, adding that he and his colleagues would soon meet to discuss half-baked ideas on how to take the club in some direction.
“Sometimes, sadly, you have to make tough decisions and when you go so long without any kind of clear conversation or idea, change is inevitable. But to a man, each of us is confident that a decision has certainly been made here.”
At press time, Morris stated that he had every confidence in interim manager Darren Wassall to securely guide the club until the board’s next knee jerk reaction.