Just 24 hours after losing Rams boss Gary Rowett to Stoke City, Derby County are now saying goodbye to Chief Operating Officer John Vicars, who will retire from his job at the end of May.
Vicars has been with the club for ten years and has overseen major re-structuring within Pride Park Stadium and at Derby County’s training centre at Moor Farm. Projects such as the Steve Bloomer bust, which now is situated next to the dug-outs at Pride Park, to major re-structuring on the Moor Farm training complex have been overseen by Vicars. These innovations and more are now helping the Rams compete with other Championship clubs and the facilities at Moor Farm are the envy of most of the Premiership clubs.
Owner and Chairman Mel Morris has praised the work that Vicars has completed during his time with the club and has welcomed him staying on in his executive directors position on the Derby County board, where he hopes he can continue to add his experience to the next Chief operating officer.