Derby County Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Warne as Head Coach.

Warne has joined the club with immediate effect on a contract until the summer of 2026.

As was made clear in the summer, the board intended to take a period of time evaluating every aspect of the club and having done that, we believe Paul’s track record of success at this level fits perfectly into our long-term strategy.

He has won promotion three times from League One in almost 300 matches as a manager, as well as the Papa Johns Trophy last season, and his recent achievements with Rotherham United highlight his ability and experience, two factors which will be vital in this pivotal season for Derby County.

Paul’s arrival means the end of Liam Rosenior’s tenure as interim manager and, on behalf of everyone at Pride Park Stadium, we would like to thank Liam for all his efforts during an incredibly difficult period and in helping to stabilise the club under new ownership.

There can be no doubting Liam’s hard work and dedication and he undoubtedly has a huge future in management. At this time, however, we believe the time is right to make a transition in terms of leadership and progress on the pitch.

The club’s new Head Coach will oversee his first game in charge when the Rams head to Cambridge United in Sky Bet League One on Saturday 1st October (3pm kick-off).

His first home match at Pride Park Stadium will be the meeting with Port Vale on Saturday 8th October (3pm kick-off).

Paul will be joined by his coaching staff members Assistant Head Coach Richie Barker, First Team Coach Matt Hamshaw and First Team Goalkeeper Coach Andy Warrington, who also take up their positions with immediate effect.

We are delighted to welcome Paul, and his staff, to Derby County and look forward to a successful period under his management.

We would also like to thank Rotherham United and their Chairman Tony Stewart for all their assistance throughout this process.