Stoke close on Rowett as Derby outline compensation required

  • Stoke close on Rowett as Derby outline compensation required

Stoke close on Rowett as Derby outline compensation required

Stoke City will reportedly announce the appointment of Gary Rowett as the club's new manager on Tuesday.

Rowett was on Stoke's radar in January after they sacked Mark Hughes but he rejected their interest and signed a new contract with Derby.

The Potters are now searching for a new manager after the departure of Paul Lambert last week following their relegation from the Premier League.

Derby manager Gary Rowett has asked his Championship club for permission to speak to Stoke about taking charge of the relegated Premier League side.

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

Sky Sports News understands Derby owner Mel Morris is reluctant to let Rowett leave the club.

But Stoke have revived their long-term interest in the former defender and want him to lead their promotion challenge following relegation from the Premier League.

It will still be a big call for Rowett, who has served the Rams as a player, coach and manager and still lives in the area. 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.