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Kevin Phillips joins Derby County from Leicester City as Assistant Coach

Kevin Phillips has been appointed Assistant Coach Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

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.”

– Paul Clement, Derby County Manager

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.


Vardy fined and told to undergo diversity training after casino allegations

Jamie Vardy Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Leicester City Football Club has confirmed that Jamie Vardy has been fined and will receive diversity awareness training, after allegations the player made a racist comment at a casino last month.

The Leicester forward has since apologised for what he called a, "regrettable error in judgement". At a press conference today, Manager Claudio Ranieri insisted that Vardy will not be sacked.

The Club has issued Vardy with a 'substantial' fine, which will be donated to local charities.

"Jamie has been reminded of his responsibilities to the Club, his profession and the Leicester community."

– Leicester City Football Club statement


Claudio Ranieri makes his first Leicester City signing

Claudio Ranieri has made his first signing since becoming Leicester City manager.

The club has completed the move of N'Golo Kante from Caen.

The midfielder has signed a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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