Gary Rowett (born 6 March 1974) is an English professional football manager and former player, who is the current manager of Championship club Derby County.
As a player he was a defender, and played in the Premier League for Everton, Derby County, Leicester City and Charlton Athletic. He also played in the Football League for Cambridge United, Blackpool, Birmingham City and Burton Albion. In May 2009 he was appointed assistant manager to Paul Peschisolido at Burton, and took over as manager in 2012. He was appointed manager of Birmingham City in October 2014 and served until December 2016. He became Derby manager in March 2017.Close