Derby County have appointed Paul Warne as their new manager, talkSPORT understands.
The Rams have ended Liam Rosenior’s short reign as interim boss and confirmed Warne as Wayne Rooney’s permanent successor.
Warne oversaw six successful years at Rotherham – who currently sit eighth in the Championship after a bright start to the campaign.
Derby, meanwhile, are seventh in League One as they bid to fight their way back into the second tier.
Warne is a man with experience when it comes to winning promotion from League One, having guided the Millers back to the Championship three times in six years, boasting a 100 per cent success rate.
Derby said in a statement: “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.
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“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.”
The Rams were were put into administration at the start of last season and subsequently relegated from the Championship after being hit with a combined 21-point deduction.
Derby then saw manager Rooney leave the club for DC United.
After fears for their future, the Rams are now seeking stability after being bought by Derbyshire-based property group Clowes Developments Ltd – a company owned by owned by lifelong Derby fan David Clowes.
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