Derby County has made another appointment to its managerial staff, bringing in former England international Kevin Phillips from Leicester City.
The former West Brom and Birmingham City player was acting as first team coach under Nigel Pearson and subsequently under Claudio Ranieri.
He's the third new addition to the coaching staff since Clement took over as Derby’s Head Coach in June.
“Kevin enjoyed an illustrious playing career. He was successful at a number of clubs, experienced being promoted to the Premier League on several occasions and his goalscoring record certainly demonstrates what an excellent striker he was.
“He is now embracing a new pathway in his career and has successfully made the transition from player to coach in the last year at Leicester City.
“I believe Kevin has a lot to offer with his skills and expertise and I would like to thank Leicester City for their co-operation in allowing Kevin to join us.”
The 42-year old former professional footballer scored 282 goals in 660 professional appearances during his 20-year playing career, which included nine and a half seasons playing Premier League football and eight England caps.
Derby County Chairman Mel Morris has successfully bought the club from its owners, North American Derby Partners LLP, for an undisclosed sum.
Mr Morris, a life-long Rams fan and a highly successful businessman, re-invested in the club in May last year to take a 22% holding following the disappointment of the play off final against QPR.
He is now the club's sole owner.
“Whilst I firmly believe that the club’s ownership is very much a tertiary concern tob most fans, I hope together we can help steer this club back into a sustainable place in the Premier League. We have many of the key components in place, but I am conscious that we must all commit our total support in pursuit of this goal, which I know is shared by all of us, as fans of this great football club.” “I wish to pay tribute to the North American Ownership group, who collectively provided the finance and leadership stability the club needed following the traumatic times which followed the 2007/8 season in the Premier League. They have been terrific to work with, and I am sure they will continue to follow the Rams well into the future"
No changes are planned in the club’s executive team who will continue to be managed by Sam Rush as Chief Executive Officer. A new board of directors is set to be announced.
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Derby County have unveiled a memorial to their former player and manager Dave Mackay at the iPro Stadium.
The Edinburgh-born midfielder died in March at the age of 80.
Most of the members of the Championship winning team from 1974/75 attended the unveiling.
This evening a dinner is being held to celebrate 40 years since the Rams won the league.
Derby County have signed two players on transfer deadline day.
Jacob Butterfield became their eighth signing of the summer. The 25-year-old midfielder has joined the Rams from Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.
Bradley Johnson became the ninth signing of the summer before the window closed at 6:00pm.
The midfielder, who is 28, has signed from Norwich City for an undisclosed fee.
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Derby County have re-signed defender Jason Shackell from fellow Championship rivals Burnley.
The 31-year-old centre-back has joined Derby on a three-year contract, with the Rams paying an undisclosed fee to the Lancashire club.
Shackell is no stranger to Derby, after spending a season with the club during the 2011/12 campaign.
He appeared on 49 occasions in all competitions, before moving to Turf Moor in July 2012.
Derby County have signed Andreas Weimann from Aston Villa, on a four-year-deal.
The Austrian international forward has signed for an undisclosed fee after falling out of favour at Villa under Tim Sherwood.
Weimann has been capped 13 times by his country, and has more than 100 Premier League appearances to his name.
New Derby head coach Paul Clement told the club website:
It goes without saying that we are very pleased to welcome Andreas Weimann to Derby County and we very much look forward to working with him.
He has a good amount of top flight experience to his name and, at the age of 23, he still has a lot of potential.
Andreas is an exciting talent and he will be a positive addition to the squad, along with the recent signings of Darren Bent, Alex Pearce and Scott Carson.
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