Finance & Business

State of Play: Derby County – Yearning for Past Glory

TWICE League champions in the 1970s, Derby County are often considered to be a Premier League club in the waiting. But it has been more than a decade since the Rams were last in the top flight, despite going close to winning promotion on a number of occasions. The club has spent big to try and bridge the gap, but the current situation is unsustainable – in 2017-18, the club’s wage-to-revenue ratio was 136%. Moreover, the future is a little uncertain as the current owner may decide to sell the club. With former England star Frank Lampard in charge, Derby remain a high profile member of the Championship. The question is, can Derby and their passionate fans get back to the Premier and will the club’s financial model support it?

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