“When Louis van Gaal was manager at United, Ryan Giggs was analysing the opponents and I used to go in there for a few hours after training.”. Wayne Rooney is reportedly in line to become the manager of Derby County as the Rams lose patience with Phillip Cocu. “I’ve always been interested in it,” said Rooney back when he joined Derby. Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit 'subscribe'. According to the Sun, Friday’s clash against Watford could be current boss Cocu’s last game in charge if it ends in another defeat for the East Midlands outfit. McCoist: The old Man United would've signed Kane or Haaland. “The opportunity to work with Phillip and his staff and to come here knowing Derby is a club with great ambitions – over the last few years they’ve put a lot of money into the club to make that next step to get to the Premier League – I felt it was a place I could come to help them try and achieve their goals.”. Well then sign up for the brilliant new Daily Star Sport email newsletter! Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The Manchester United and England legend could land his first managerial role and take charge next week if Derby lose to Watford on Friday night, according to The Sun. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. “I’m delighted to be back there and I’m looking forward to being back in January to help the team try and push forward and push for promotion.”. “There were other clubs making offers and enquiring about me but I made the decision to come here and that was it, I wasn’t going to go back on my decision. “I will keep playing until my body says I can’t anymore.
As England struggled to a 0-0 draw against Algeria in South Africa, the former Everton striker told supporters exactly what he thought about them into camera. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Rooney said he was continuing to work on gaining his coaching qualifications, with a representative of the FA due to travel out to the United States next week as he progresses to the next stage. “It’s something I always wanted to do when the time is right so hopefully it’s something I can move into.”. And that's it, job done. Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Stoke at Goodison Park, his first goal after returning to Everton (AFP/Getty Images), The England captain hangs up his boots in September 2017. Rooney is both England and United’s all-time leading goalscorer, with 53 and 253 respectively, while his form for Derby has also been impressive. You can find out more information on our email newsletter on this link here. "Every time I was selected as a player or captain was a real privilege and I thank everyone who helped me," he said. A £25.6m fee was soon agreed with Manchester United - despite interest from Newcastle - as Rooney switched Goodison Park for Old Trafford in 2004. Rooney became United's all-time top goalscorer, beating Sir Bobby Charlton's long-standing record, after a last-gasp equaliser at Stoke City. Several of Rooney’s former England team-mates, such as ex-Derby boss Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, have already begun their management careers, but Rooney said that was not the key to his own decision. “I’m a player who knows their body. “Over the last 15 or 20 years we’ve not seen so many great ex-England players coming through so it’s great to see them doing that. But I feel good. After finishing tenth in the second-tier last season, the Rams have made a terrible start to the 2020/21 campaign, losing three of their opening four matches. I’ve played the whole season in the States.”. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Rooney says opportunity to work at Derby was 'too great to turn down', Rooney to join Derby as player-coach on 18-month contract, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Wayne Rooney is thought to have kept current Derby manager Phillip Cocu in a job with his winner at Norwich two weeks ago, but he is now set to be handed his role the next time the Dutchman slips up. 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It follows a shoddy start to … Rooney lifts the League Cup trophy, the first major success under Jose Mourinho. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. In 2015, Rooney broke Sir Bobby Charlton's England goalscoring record with his 50th international goal from a penalty in a Euro 2016 qualifying match against Switzerland. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Rooney added that while the coaching opportunity was important to him, he still feels he has plenty to offer on the pitch.
Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news? A year later, Rooney was invaluable to Ferguson again as the north west outfit defeated Chelsea in Moscow on penalties to win the Champions League. "But I believe now is the time to bow out.".
The 33-year-old former England international has signed an 18-month contract with the Rams as a player-coach, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Pressure has been mounting on the Barcelona legend for several weeks now, and it is thought that the last gasp win over Norwich earlier this month, the goal coming courtesy of Rooney himself, saved Cocu from the sack. Ironically, Rooney’s last-minute winner against Norwich before the international break appeared to save Cocu from losing his job there and then.
But with Derby lying down in 20th place with just three points so far, owner Mel Morris is understood to be ready to give Rooney his first job in management. “This is something I always had as an ambition to do. I’m experienced enough to know if I need to sit out a game. Despite finally scoring for England at a World Cup in 2014, Rooney was unable to prevent a torrid group stage exit under Roy Hodgson in Brazil. The veteran striker has six goals and three assists in the Championship since joining Derby last January, but the club have still struggled on the pitch.