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Billy Davies, the man who has guided Derby County to the Premiership, has dismissed rumours claiming he could quit the club and pledged to stay at Pride Park.

Davies’ future at Pride Park was the subject of speculation after he refused to guarantee he would stay at the end of Monday’s Championship play-off final win over West Brom

“Well I have said all along the focus was on nothing more than the games and it was important to try get this team into the Premier division which was always the main focus,” Davies told Sky Sports News.

“At this moment in time it is my clear intention to see out the two year contract that I have got left and we will continue with the development of Derby County football club.

“Well just a bit of discussions need to take place. Like every other club when you get to the end of the season it is time to review and reflect on the season and see what we can improve on a number of different aspects.

“That is the only concerns at the moment. We have to sit down as a club and as individuals and open up discussions and hopefully try to move this wonderful club forward.”

It has been suggested Davies was unhappy at having cope without an assistant manager after the club failed to bring in David Kelly from Davies’ former club Preston.

“It is still clear a manager definitely needs a number two. He is so, so important to everything that goes on in a football club and I have said for weeks and weeks that I have certainly missed my right-arm and certainly missed a number two in place,” he added.

“It was David Kelly at Preston (his last number two) and unfortunately there is a situation there where we just have to wait and see what happens.

“He (Kelly) certainly is a fantastic number two.

“What I can say next season with or without David Kelly, Billy Davies will have a number two in place because a number two is very, very important.

“Certainly I have not undermined the work of the people that are here but they are all aware of the situation that we have been understaffed.

“The number two position is crucial and we have to bring in someone in that position for that role.”

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