Shaun Derry to team up with Greg Abbott at Notts Countyby Jack Kitson / 06 November 2013, 15:32Tweet
Shaun Derry is set to jump in at the deep end and begin his managerial career at League One strugglers Notts County. The QPR player, who is currently on-loan at Millwall, emerged as the hot favourite for the job last week and at the time of writing (Wednesday) can be found at just 1/9 (Sky Bet) in the betting to replace Chris Kiwomya at Meadow Lane.
Derry began his playing career at County, with whom he made 82 appearances for and played a part in helping them win the Division Three title in 1998. According to reports the 35-year-old will be appointed at some point this week before the Magpies’ FA Cup clash at Hartlepool on Saturday, with the ex-Carlisle United boss Greg Abbott coming in as his assistant.
There is no doubting that Derry and Abbott have a huge task on their hands as they bid to save County’s season. The Nottingham side are currently rock-bottom of the third-tier, having scraped together just three league wins all campaign, however the new arrivals in the dugout will be hoping to inspire a change in fortunes at Meadow Lane.