Des Walker: Derby County bring in Nottingham Forest legend

Des Walker (left) in action for Nottingham Forest
Walker had two spells at Forest, the second between 2002 and 2004

Nottingham Forest legend Des Walker has joined fierce rivals Derby County as an academy coach.

The 50-year-old, who played 408 matches for Forest during two spells totalling nearly 12 years, has taken up a role with the Rams as a defensive coach.

His son Tyler, a 19-year-old striker, also now plays for Forest, while 17-year-old son Lewis represents the Rams.

Academy director Darren Wassall, who played with Walker at Forest, said the ex-England man had "plenty to offer".

Walker won 59 caps during his career and played for England at the 1990 World Cup, when they reached the semi-finals, and Euro 92.

Former Derby defender Craig Short has also joined the academy coaching set-up.