Derby County F.C. parts with head coach Phillip Cocu

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Derby County F.C. has parted ways with head coach Phillip Cocu. The team said that this was a mutual agreement.

Besides Cocu departing the team, assistant manager Chris van der Weerden was also let go by mutual agreement. Specialist first team coach Twan Scheepers also departed the team.

Derby County F.C. Manager Phillip Cocu waves to the crowd following a game
Phillip Cocu waves to the crowd following a game (Photo by Phillip Cocu/Instagram)

No announcement has been made on who will take over for these three men.

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“The club would like to place on record its appreciation for the way Phillip and his staff conducted themselves in what were some extremely challenging situations during his tenure,” the club said in a statement. “Phillip and his staff helped develop and establish a considerable number of Academy players in to the first team squad and Phillip made significant financial contributions and personal efforts towards the club’s community projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, which the club are extremely grateful for.

“Derby County wishes to thank Phillip, Chris and Twan for their hard work and dedication over the last 16 months and wish them every success in their future careers.”

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The 50-year-old was named the Derby County F.C. head coach in the summer of 2019. He led the team for 65 games.

Cocu guided the team to 21 wins in his short-lived tenure. He was 21-18-26 with the team.

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