Paul Warne has joined Derby after more than six years at Rotherham; Liam Rosenior is yet to make up his mind over whether to take up the offer of being part of the coaching staff at Pride Park; Rosenior had been in interim charge since Wayne Rooney left in the summer
Paul Warne has signed a deal that will run until the summer of 2026 at Derby
Derby County have confirmed the appointment of Rotherham manager Paul Warne as the club’s new head coach with immediate effect.
The 49-year-old – who had been in charge of the Millers since November 2016 – has signed a deal that will run until the summer of 2026.
He takes over from Liam Rosenior, who had been in interim charge since Wayne Rooney left the League One club in the summer, but was relieved of his duties on Wednesday.
The Rams are seventh in League One, just outside the play-off places on goal difference, after picking up 14 points from the opening nine matches of the season.
Liam Rosenior has been part of the Derby coaching staff since 2019
Warne will be joined by his coaching staff members assistant head coach Richie Barker, first team coach Matt Hamshaw and first team goalkeeper coach Andy Warrington
He will oversee his first game in charge when the Rams head to Cambridge United in Sky Bet League One on Saturday October 1 and his first home match at Pride Park Stadium will be the meeting with Port Vale on Saturday October 8.
Upon the announcement of Warne’s appointment, a Derby statement read: “As was made clear in the summer, the board intended to take a period of time evaluating every aspect of the club and having done that, we believe Paul’s track record of success at this level fits perfectly into our long-term strategy.
“He has won promotion three times from League One in almost 300 matches as a manager, as well as the Papa Johns Trophy last season, and his recent achievements with Rotherham United highlight his ability and experience, two factors which will be vital in this pivotal season for Derby County.
“Paul’s arrival means the end of Liam Rosenior’s tenure as interim manager and, on behalf of everyone at Pride Park Stadium, we would like to thank Liam for all his efforts during an incredibly difficult period and in helping to stabilise the club under new ownership.
“There can be no doubting Liam’s hard work and dedication and he undoubtedly has a huge future in management. At this time, however, we believe the time is right to make a transition in terms of leadership and progress on the pitch.”
In their own statement, Rotherham added: “Whilst of course we are disappointed to see Paul and his staff depart, they do so with our very best wishes and thanks for their commitment to their roles here with Rotherham United.
“Their departure now provides the club with an exciting opportunity to bring in a new team of coaching staff with a fresh perspective and build on our excellent start to the 2022/23 Sky Bet Championship season.
“The club has already begun work on searching for their replacements, having received numerous applications and will communicate with our supporters on this matter in due course.”