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Derby Chairman Mel Morris welcomes Gary Rowett to the club

Mel Morris (left) welcomes Derby's new manager Gary Rowett (right) Credit: PA

After appointing Gary Rowett, Derby County Chairman Mel Morris has said Rowett will get the best from the players at the football club.

We are delighted to welcome Gary Rowett back to Derby County as our new manager.

Gary is being tasked with, and has the full responsibility for, leading our redevelopment programme.

Gary, of course, played for us for three years during his playing career, lives in Derby and is passionate about our football club.

He is an exemplar of the qualities and values we want in our team and has clearly demonstrated his abilities to get that from his players too.

I am sure that all of our supporters, staff and players extend their unequivocal support and best wishes to Gary and his staff.

– Mel Morris

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