Derby County advertised on Twitter as administrators look to find buyer for crisis club

The Rams are bottom of the Championship after being stung with a 12-point deduction – with talk of another points hit being handed down to Wayne Rooney’s side

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Derby County are in administration – video with voiceover

Derby County have rarely been out of the headlines lately.

Last week saw the club’s tumultuous campaign hit another low, as administration was confirmed.

That followed months of financial struggles and off-field dramas and it brought with it an automatic 12-point handicap that saw the Rams sink to the bottom of the Championship table.

More bad news could be on the horizon, with talk of a further deduction for a breach of financial rules.

This afternoon, the administrators of the club, Quantuma, posted on Twitter with guidance for how interested parties can make contact with them over a potential purchase.

Derby County went into administration earlier this month

The post said: “Following our recent announcement on Derby County Football Club, the joint administrators would like to invite all interested parties to contact us at:”

The advert itself and the use of the #administration hashtag has seen them come in for ridicule.

One fan even compared it to another memorable use of unorthodox media by a football club in the past. They wrote: “This is the 2021 version of Wycombe signing Roy Essandoh after appealing for players on teletext, and I’m here for it.”

There are believed to be as many as eight credible investors interested in purchasing the Rams.

As well as the Twitter post, a statement was also placed on Derby’s website asking for interested parties to contact the email address.

Wayne Rooney’s side are on minus-two points following the deduction. Their last outing saw them beaten 1-0 by Sheffield United, conceding an 89th minute penalty.

Wayne Rooney’s first managerial role has thrown up plenty of dramas for him to contend with

Derby host Reading on Wednesday night looking for a win that would propel them back into a positive points tally.

Meanwhile, there has now been confirmation that Steve McClaren has stepped down from his position as technical director – but will remain involved at the club as a senior advisor.

The two-time former Rams manager re-joined the board in November but offered to leave “to help to preserve other jobs across the football club”.

McClaren will instead stay on at Derby as a part-time senior advisor.

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