In accepting the manager's role, Derby said the iconic forward had "elected to call time on his illustrious playing career to fully focus on his job".
Players at Premier League and English Football League games have been taking a knee since football restarted in June following the coronavirus shutdown.
Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano calls for Premier League B teams as part of EFL revamp
Soriano suggested following the Spanish model of having B teams in the lower leagues to aid the development of players and halt the number of young English players moving to Germany for more first-team opportunities.
The 22-year-old returned a urine sample last November that was found to contain higenamine, a natural stimulant that is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA's) list of banned substances.
Championship playoff final: Fulham beat Brentford to secure Premier League promotion after one season away
Brentford, who boasted a 59-goal strike force in Said Benrahma, Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins, were kept in check in the most important match of the season.
EFL Championship: The capacity of players made the difference, says Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa after title win
Leeds secured promotion on Friday after second-placed West Bromwich Albion’s loss at Huddersfield Town before being confirmed as champions with Brentford’s defeat by Stoke City.
EFL announces eight new positive COVID-19 tests from Championship clubs ahead of league's resumption
In a statement the EFL said 2,213 players and club staff from the 24 second-tier clubs had been tested in the past week.
EFL Championship: Pep Clotet to step down as Birmingham City manager after completion of ongoing season
Spaniard Clotet was named head coach on a permanent basis in December following his six-month stint as caretaker manager at St Andrew’s Stadium.
In a statement, Dowden says football authorities need to finalize their plans before government approval will be given for the Premier League to start up again.
Leeds United’s players, coaching staff and senior management have voluntarily deferred their wages to ensure the club’s 272 members of full-time and casual staff are paid in the coming months, the English second-tier club said on Thursday.
Wayne Rooney made a winning debut for Derby on Thursday as he had a hand in both goals in a 2-1 victory over Barnsley in England's second-tier League Championship.
Leeds United extend manager Marcelo Bielsa's stay for another season despite failure to secure promotion to Premier League
Leeds announced that manager Marcelo Bielsa will remain at the club for another season despite failing to reach the Premier League this season.
Aston Villa secure promotion to Premier League after beating Derby County in Championship playoff final
An Aston Villa side managed by one lifelong fan in Dean Smith and captained by another in Jack Grealish ended their three-year exile from the Premier League with a win over Derby County in the Championship playoff final.
Championship: Leeds United's Kemar Roofe scores in second-half against Derby County to ensure win in first-leg playoff semis
Leeds United striker Kemar Roofe scored in the second half to seal a 1-0 victory over hosts Derby County in the first leg of their Championship playoff semi-final on Saturday.
FA Cup: Etienne Capoue nets solitary goal as Watford edge Queens Park Rangers to book quarter-final berth
Etienne Capoue's goal in first-half stoppage time was enough to give Watford a 1-0 win away to Queens Park Rangers on Friday that saw the Hornets into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani suggests creation of Premier League 2 to boost TV revenue for Championship clubs
Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani says it is time to create a Premier League 2 to boost TV revenue for struggling Championship clubs.
Frank Lampard is targeting promotion to the Premier League for Derby County in his first season as a manager.
Stoke City sign Tom Ince from Huddersfield Town as club looks to gain immediate promotion to Premier League
Ince is the fifth pre-season arrival at Stoke as the Midlands club look to bounce back quickly following last season's relegation from the Premier League.
Former Manchester United defender John O'Shea to make final Republic of Ireland appearance against USA
Republic of Ireland defender John O’Shea will retire from international football after the 2 June friendly against the United States, the 37-year-old has said.
Wembley Stadium will remain England team's home under proposed deal, says potential owner Shahid Khan
The sale of Wembley would be a boost to England’s goal of winning a World Cup, the stadium’s potential new owner Shahid Khan has said, adding that the iconic venue would remain the home of English football under the proposed deal.