Phillip Cocu at Derby County: A winner with a focus on youth – but can he adapt? | Football News |

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Phillip Cocu at Derby County: A winner with a focus on youth - but can he adapt? | Football News |

Phillip Cocu at Derby County: A winner with a focus on youth - but can he adapt? | Football News |

Phillip Cocu will be looking to bring the good times back to Derby

Phillip Cocu is the new Derby manager but what will he bring to the club? Adam Bate speaks to a former PSV striker and one of the Dutchman’s former colleagues at the Eredivisie club to find out more about the pros and cons of the appointment…

While Chelsea supporters are celebrating the return of Frank Lampard, Derby fans are equally excited about the appointment of his successor. Dutchman Phillip Cocu is the first foreign manager in the club’s history and his arrival has sparked renewed hope that, after a series of near misses, Derby could take that final step back to the Premier League.

Lampard did well at Pride Park but there is still a buzz in the city that the club has now received compensation for both him and his predecessor Gary Rowett – and still managed to upgrade. Like Lampard, Cocu is a former world-class midfielder. Unlike Lampard, he comes with proven coaching pedigree having won the Eredivisie three times with PSV.

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