The Derby County club (England D2), coached by former Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney, announced Wednesday that they had filed for bankruptcy, which will result in a penalty of 12 points in the standings. Currently 12th in its championship with 10 points in 8 days, Derby will find itself last with -2 points, 6 lengths behind the current red lantern, Nottingham Forest. "
I can confirm that Andrew Andronikou, Carl Jackson and I have been appointed co-administrators of Derby County Football Club from that day forward,
" wrote Andrew Hosking, who will be in charge of trying to save the club - who would have lost £ 200million since 2015 - in a statement posted on the Rams website. "
The Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the club's finances and on its ability to continue its long-term activity in its current form
, ”he explains.
Our immediate objectives are to ensure that the club can play all of its Championship matches this season and to find investors to safeguard the club and the jobs of its employees.
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For his part, Trevor Birch, the general manager of the English League, wanted to be reassuring: "
I understand that this is a difficult and worrying period for all those associated with the club, in particular the staff and supporters, and we intend to work proactively with administrators and all parties concerned with the goal of securing a long-term and viable future for Derby County.
”Arrived in 2020 as an assistant coach-player in Derby, a hundred kilometers to the south-east of where he chained the exploits in 2004 to 2017 with the Red Devils, Rooney had retired from player in January 2021 for devote himself to his role as a head coach. He pledged to stay at the club and do everything for thehelp with bankruptcy. "
I have said it over and over again, I am involved in this club and vis-à-vis the group of players and the staff.
They matter to me and I will continue to do everything to help us get through this difficult time
, ”he said last Saturday.