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Last Updated: Wednesday January 07 2009 10:21 GMT

Derby announce new man in charge

Derby's new manager Neil Clough

Nigel Clough has been unveiled as Derby County's new boss.

The former Nottingham Forest player has left the non-league Burton Albion side after 10 years to try to give the struggling Championship team a boost.

He's following in the footsteps of his dad, Brian Clough, who led the Rams to the old Division One title in 1972.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for me and one that I relish," he said, adding that Derby had a great squad who he couldn't wait to start working with.

"I know the club inside out. It has always had a special place in mine and my family's heart, and I know that this is one of the most exciting jobs in football."

Derby haven't had a manager since Paul Jewell quit on 28 December and are currently lingering in the bottom half of the Championship table.

Meanwhile, Clough had led Burton to a 13 point lead at the top of the Blue Square Premier and on course to reach the Football League for the first time in their history.