Chief executive Tom Glick believes appointing a technical director will make Derby sharper in the transfer market.
The Rams are looking for someone to assist with the operations side of the club - similar to the role chairman of football Adam Pearson held before he left to join Hull in October 2009. Derby missed out on signing targets in January window, one of them being striker Conor Sammon who moved to Wigan from Kilmarnock.
"By adding this person we think we will be that much sharper, that much more on the front foot in terms of acquisition of players as well as moving players on at the right time," Glick told the Derby Telegraph.
"One of the key aspects of the role would mean being the point person in the final process of acquiring a player or moving a player on, working with the player and the other club as well as the agent.
"Right now that falls largely to me, which is great and I am certainly not removing myself from the process, it is just about having another person who can help us get a little bit further forward.
"We are interested in adding some talent and some expertise and some depth to our team.
"We are looking to bring somebody in who can just help us shift gears and advance and get even better. Somebody who can build on the strengths we already have."
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