Nigel Pearson's return to the dugout ends in disappointment with Derby Countyby Jack Kitson / 08 October 2016, 18:19
Derby County have parted ways with Nigel Pearson by mutual consent, in what is the least surprising managerial departure of the season so far.
The Championship, which had witnessed no casualties before the start of last week, has now had three managerial departures in the space of six days, with Roberto Di Matteo and Paul Trollope the other two gaffers now without a job.
Pearson only took charge of Derby in the summer but his future was hurled into doubt a couple of weeks ago after the club suspended him just three hours before the match away to Cardiff City.
A complex and lengthy internal investigation has since taken place, and to the surprise of few, Pearson now leaves his post after just 12 league and cup matches at the helm.
Pearson's assistant Chris Powell has overseen first team duties in Pearson's absence, grabbing four points from two games, and the former Huddersfield manager is in pole position to bag the job on a permanent basis, although at the time of writing no odds on the Next Derby County Manager are currently available.
Derby County have parted ways with Nigel Pearson...news that will surprise absolutely no one #dcfc— The Sack Race (@thesackrace) October 8, 2016