Stoke close on Rowett as Derby outline compensation required

Esequiel Farfan
May 22, 2018

The Potters parted ways with Paul Lambert following relegation from the Premier League and are looking for Rowett to secure an instant return to the top flight.

Rowett led Derby to the Championship play-offs in his first full season in charge at Pride Park, but saw his side's promotion hopes ended by Fulham last week.

Derby County boss Gary Rowett has asked for permission to talk to Stoke City about their vacant managerial role.

He did not manage to get them in the Premier League, but Stoke believe that he would do a good job given the players and resources available to him at the club.

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He signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with the club in January but is now keen to move away from the iPro Stadium.

"The club is now in discussion with Stoke and will update our supporters in due course".

BBC Derby Sport reports that the compensation fee Stoke would need to pay for Rowett would be about £2m.

Sky Sports News understands Derby owner Mel Morris is reluctant to let Rowett leave the club. Sources at Stoke have revealed that Rowett has been on Stoke's radar since his start at Burton Albion, with the 44-year-old also impressing in spells at Birmingham City and Derby.

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