Nigel Pearson leaves Derby County as club issue statement to confirm his exit

Pearson was in charge of the Championship club for just four months

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Nigel Pearson has left Derby County by mutual consent, more than a week after he was suspended by the club.

Pearson was not in attendance for the trip to Cardiff City on Tuesday 27 September after the club suspended the 53-year-old following an internal incident with club chairman Mel Morris where he reportedly had to be restrained in an altercation between the pair over the use of drones at the club’s training ground.

He also missed the 1-1 draw with Reading last weekend, and with no Championship fixtures this week due to the international break, Derby have confirmed that he has now left the club.

A statement on the club’s website read: “Derby County Football Club can today confirm that they have mutually agreed to part company with Nigel Pearson with immediate effect.

“As a result of the mutual termination of Nigel Pearson’s employment agreement with Derby County any disciplinary process has now ceased.

Pearson last just four months at Derby (Getty)

“The Board of Derby County will now turn their attention to appointing a new manager as soon as possible and expect to announce a successor in a timely fashion.”

The club did not add any thanks to Pearson, with the former Leicester City manager only taking charge of the Rams at the end of May this year.

Current caretaker manager Chris Powell is currently the favourite to take the job on a permanent basis.