Former Premier League goalkeeper Shay Given has left his role as the first team coach at English Championship club Derby County.This is the latest in the long line of problems at the club.Derby County have been facing a lot of problems including the transfer embargo slammed on the club. Manager Wayne Rooney has not been able to work with a lot of players in preseason. He has just seven first team players at his disposaldue to the transfer embargo.
Shay Given became the Derby County goalkeeping coach in the summer of 2018 when Chelsea legend Frank Lampard became the manager. He was retained in the role after Lampard left the club one year later.
Lampard led Derby County to the playoff final in the English Championship before they were beaten by Aston Villa. Lampard returned to take charge of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and Shay Given kept his position as the goalkeeping coach after Dutchman Philip Cocu became the new Derby County boss.
Retired Dutch national team player spent one year and four months in his role as the Rams manager before he was sacked by the club after leading the former Premier League club to the bottom of the league standings in the Championship. Cocu was sacked as the Derby County manager in November 2020.
Given formed a four-man interim coaching team when Derby County sacked Dutchman Cocufrom his managerial post at the club alongside Wayne Rooney, Liam Rosenior and Justin Walker. Shay Given became a first team coach at Derby County when Rooney became the manager on a permanent deal. Rooney was initially theinterim manager before he was elevated to the permanent status.