Derby County’s £60m takeover finally expected to go through this week with Sheikh Khaled talks in final stages… and his first order of business will be to appoint Wayne Rooney as permanent manager
- Derby County’s takeover is finally expected to go through this week
- The sale to Sheikh Khaled is in its final stages with the deal close to completion
- The new owner’s first order of business will be to appoint Wayne Rooney as boss
- The Man United legend has been in charge in a temporary capacity so far
Derby’s takeover by Derventio Holdings is finally expected to go through this week, with Wayne Rooney set to be named as permanent boss.
After months of talks, the sale to Sheikh Khaled, a family member of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, is in the final stages of completing a deal with completion hoped for the end of this week.
Funds for the takeover and player salaries were sent in the last few days with all conditions of the sale set to been approved.
Derby County’s takeover by Derventio Holdings is finally set to go through this week
Sheikh Khaled, cousin of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, is close to buying the club
First team players have still not been paid but their outstanding wages – but they will be paid early this week.
Rooney is also poised to be named as permanent manager after impressing since taking the position on an interim basis in November.
The former England and Manchester United captain has taken charge of nine matches, winning three and drawing four.
He is expected to end his illustrious playing career if he does get the job.
Sheikh Khaled’s first order of business will be to appoint Wayne Rooney as permanent boss