Derby sacked Paul Clement in February after the Championship club went seven games without a win.
Academy Director Darren Wassall was then given the keys to the first team, but it looks like the club may be about to land a long-term replacement – ex-Aston Villa and Spurs boss Tim Sherwood.
While Sherwood is often credited for instilling a sense of belief in his players, Villa captain Micah Richards leaped to the defence of his former coach after his sacking, the Englishman is equally criticised for his gung-ho tactics.
And after being shown the door by the worst team in the Premier League, some fans are of the opinion that Sherwood is on the decline.
And by some fans, we mean Derby fans… and a lot of them apparently.
When the rumour broke that Sherwood was in line to take the Rams job, supporters signed into their Twitter accounts to share their opinions of the 47-year-old:
F*cking kill me now https://t.co/PPtWdi04Iv
— Rob (@Megafly9) March 26, 2016
No thanks ☺ https://t.co/QY8nWb0iCQ
— Ash (@dcfc_89) March 26, 2016
Tim Sherwood? Don't bother Derby.
— JB (@jimmybannister_) March 26, 2016
— Mark O (@barebackbuzzard) March 26, 2016
Read today rumour tim sherwood for derby next season no no no no no
— philip meakin (@geteminphil) March 26, 2016
@mickquinn1089 mick tim sherwood is a disaster.derby deserve him
— matt kelly (@kelly_mattk) March 26, 2016
— Nobby (@Rammie68) March 26, 2016
Tim Sherwood, no thanks. #dcfc
— Karl Jeffries (@midlandno4) March 26, 2016
Of were going for tim sherwood that's another season wasted #dcfcfans
— Aaron (@Derbyram1103) March 25, 2016
If we appoint Tim Sherwood I'm kidnapping Mel Morris and jumping off a cliff with him
— Yatesy (@Luca_Yates) March 26, 2016
— Daniel Ward (@Danielward009) March 26, 2016
— sean burt (@seanburt12) March 26, 2016
Tim Sherwood ? Wouldn't end well.
— Jack Thompson (@JackT94) March 25, 2016
— Bassline Smith (@basslinesmith) March 25, 2016
— Elder Grizzly (@ElderGrizzly) March 25, 2016
Derby currently sit 5th in the Championship table, and despite the uncertainty over the coaching staff, the club continue to fight for a play-off spot.