By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Tim Sherwood is on the shortlist to become the new Derby manager, Football Insider sources understand.
The former Tottenham and Aston Villa boss has emerged as a contender to take over at the Championship club following the recent sacking of Paul Clement.
Nigel Pearson, Brendan Rodgers and Gary Rowett are also on Derby’s radar as they consider their options ahead of next season.
Darren Wassell was promoted from academy director to manager after Clement’s exit in February and is expected to return to his former role in the summer.
Harry Redknapp agreed last week to become the director of football at Derby until the end of the season and is to even have a say in team selection alongside Wassell.
Sherwood was sacked by Aston Villa last October, just months after taking the team to the 2015 FA Cup final and steering them away from relegation.
He also had a six-month spell as Tottenham manager that ended in May 2014, when he was axed and replaced by Mauricio Pochettino.
The 47-year-old wants to be able to have more influence at his next club, with sources told he felt he was limited in the transfer market at Spurs and Villa.
Derby are fifth in the Championship table and are pushing for promotion to the Premier League.