Derby boss Cocu brings in Everton youngster Dowell
- England Under-21 midfielder Kieran Dowell has joined Derby County on a season-long loan from Everton to become Phillip Cocu's first signing.
Phillip Cocu has made Everton's England Under-21 midfielder Kieran Dowell his first signing at Derby County.
Dowell has moved to Pride Park on a season-long loan deal.
The 21-year-old also played in the Championship last season, helping Sheffield United to gain promotion to the Premier League.
"He is an exciting young player with a lot of potential, and I am looking forward to working with him," Cocu told Derby's official website.
Dowell's arrival follows Cocu's appointment of former Brighton and Hove Albion defender Liam Rosenior as first-team coach.
Ex-Netherlands and Barcelona midfielder Cocu was brought in by Derby when Frank Lampard took the reins with former club Chelsea after a solitary season in charge of the Rams.Published 12 Jul 2019, 04:26 IST