Gary Rowett is odds-on to be named the new manager of Derby County.
Steve McClaren was sacked for the second time as Derby boss on Sunday by owner Mel Morris, following a run of poor results.
Now Rowett, the former Birmingham boss and one-time Derby defender, looks set to be given the job of trying to resurrect The Rams’ fortunes.
We spoke with The People’s chief sports writer Neil Moxley, who is based in the Midlands.
“This has been on the cards ever since he was sacked by Birmingham,” Moxley told TheGamblingTimes.com.
“Rowett, who lives in Derbyshire, wanted his next club to be one where he has a chance of succeeding.
“Owner Mel Morris is a man-in-a-hurry but has the resources to fund a promotion push.
“Rowett has earned this shot – now, I suspect, we will discover how good he really is at a club that seems to be find a variety of reasons to fail to live up to its potential.”
Rowett is already as short as 1/8 to be handed the job at iPro Stadium.
Rowett has been out of work since controversially being axed as Birmingham boss earlier this season with the club on the brink of the play-off places.