Feyenoord target former PSV boss

Despite some teething problems with VAR, Derby County boss Phillip Cocu is the latest Championship manager to suggest it should be used in the second-tier.

Feyenoord have been linked with a move for Derby County manager Phillip Cocu.

Dick Advocaat is the man currently in the De Kuip hot-seat after he agreed to replace Jaap Stam, who resigned last month.

Advocaat agreed a deal until the end of the season and is unlikely to stay any longer. As such, the Rotterdam club are looking ahead and keeping an eye on Cocu’s situation in England.

The former Netherlands international has had a tough start to life with the Rams, who reached the play-off final last year under current Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.

Derby currently sit in 16th spot in the Championship table, with just five wins from their opening 16 league games.

Before he arrived at Derby, Cocu had a spell in charge of Turkish outfit Fenerbahce but lasted just 15 games in charge before being sacked by the Istanbul club.

However, he remains highly regarded in his homeland after an extended period of success in Eindhoven when he led PSV to three league titles in four seasons before departing for Turkey.

Dutch reports say Feyenoord have identified Cocu as one of their main managerial targets ahead of next summer but if he were to enjoy a successful season at Derby, it is unlikely he would be tempted to return to Holland.