Former Leicester City and Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage had to be taken to hospital after succumbing to altitude sickness.
The new Derby County head coach, Steve McClaren, says he wants to 'put right his mistakes' and focus on the future at Pride Park.
Steve McClaren has been appointed as the new head coach at Derby County Football Club.
Derby County is this evening delighted to announce that Steve McClaren has been appointed as Head Coach. Full details to follow.....
Steve McClaren has been appointed as the new head coach at Derby County.
It comes after Nigel Clough was sacked following County's 1-0 defeat to East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Saturday.
McClaren was assistant to Jim Smith at Derby before moving to Manchester United in 1999. He then had management roles at Middlesbrough, FC Twente and Wolfsburg, with an unsuccessful stint as England manager between 2006 and 2007.
Zak Whitbread has joined Derby County from Leicester City on a 93-day emergency loan move.
Whitbread trained with the Rams first team this morning ahead of their match tomorrow with Ipswich Town at Pride Park.
Derby County CEO Sam Rush expects a change in the management structure at the club, with the arrival of a new manager.
He was not available to speak to ITV News Central, but speaking to DCTV, he confirmed the club are looking at appointing a head coach and a sporting director, to develop a new system going forward.
The plans had been mooted previously, but were taken on board, but it now seems with a new manager coming in, the change will be put into place.
Steve McClaren is hotly tipped to be the next Derby boss, with talks believed to be ongoing.
Derby County Chief Executive, Sam Rush, has outlined the reason for the sacking of Nigel Clough is a desire to drive towards the top of the table more quickly than the current rate.
Speaking to DCTV, Rush indicated he was not happy with the current team only competing in mid-table.
Derby County are set to sign defender Zak Whitbread from Leicester City in an emergency loan deal.
The 29-year-old is expected to sign a three-month deal and could feature in tomorrow night's Championship match against Ipswich Town at Pride Park.
The news comes as the club also look poised to reveal Steve McClaren as their new manager.
Derby County have confirmed that Academy Manager, Darren Wassall, will take charge of the team in their midweek match against Ipswich Town at Pride Park.
Coaches Lee Glover and Pat Lyons, who are also from the club’s academy, will assist Wassall in the Tuesday night fixture.
This news comes after coaches Andy Garner, Gary Crosby, Johnny Metgod and Martin Taylor were placed on gardening leave, following Nigel Clough’s departure on Saturday.
Steve McClaren has emerged as the clear odds-on favourite to take over as the next Derby County manager.
Ladbrokes have the former Nottingham Forest boss as short as 1/20 to take over from Nigel Clough, who was sacked by the club on Saturday.
McClaren was assistant to Jim Smith at Derby before moving to Manchester United in 1999. He then had management roles at Middlesbrough, FC Twente and Wolfsburg, with an unsuccessful stint as England manager between 2006 and 2007. McClaren is currently a coach at Queens Park Rangers.
Tony Pulis was the early favourite for the Derby job, but he has since drifted out to 14/1, with Michael Appleton at 28/1.
Fans and former players have spoken out after Derby County manager Nigel Clough was sacked.
Clough, who took over four-and-a-half years ago, lost his job after the club lost 1-0 to rivals Nottingham Forest.
Supporters have told of their regret over the decision - and who they think might be the best replacement.
Peter Bearne reports.