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Gary Rowett: Jim Smith's incredible man-management, why I left Derby and the big mistake I made at Stoke
In a special edition of the podcast, Ben Turner meets Gary Rowett to discuss his playing career, life as a manager and being an EFL pundit.
Rowett talks about the highs of joining high-flying Everton after making a name for himself at Cambridge United, reaching the Premier League under legendary Derby County manager Jim Smith and playing in Europe with Leicester City.
He also discusses the lows of injury curtailing his career at 28 and dropping down to the National League with Burton Albion before returning to EFL football as manager of the Brewers.
Rowett lifts the lid on how he was sacked at Birmingham City, leaving Derby County for an ill-fated spell in charge at Stoke City and Joe Royle's words inspiring him on to his next challenge in management.
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