Phillip Cocu continues to face struggles at Derby County, with the club dropping to the bottom of the table after a 2-0 home defeat to Barnsley at the weekend.
The manager’s position has been the subject of rumours for some time, and he’s currently in isolation having been in close contact with Stephen Pearce, who subsequently tested positive for Covid-19.
Cocu just can’t catch a break and whilst there’s still a lot of good feeling from Derby fans towards the Dutchman, and even after he had a vote of confidence, the situation certainly looks grim.
This is of course big news in the Netherlands, and NOS report that Derby goalkeeper Kelle Roos has rejected an interview because of the cloud hanging over the club at the moment.
They quote the stopper as saying: “If you don’t mind, I’d rather not give an interview at the moment. I don’t think it’s a good time. We’ve got enough to worry about here and are going to train.”
NOS take that as an example of how ‘dire’ the situation currently is at the club, and they say Roos is trying to ‘keep the peace’ by not being dragged into answering questions about his compatriot’s future at Derby County.