Former Manchester united player, Wayne Rooney has reportedly appointed as Derby county permanent coach on Friday.
It was gathered that the Man United legend agreed two and half years with the new club.
Rooney appointment comes months after the removal of the club interim manager, Phillip Cocu’s in November, 2020 after consistent poor performance. Consequently, Rooney had also announced his retirement from football with immediate effect to concentrate solely on the manager role.
Wayne Rooney achieved a lot during his career as a player at Manchester United. He become United’s all-time record goalscorer with 253 goals in 559 games.
In all the 13 seasons he played through out, he won five Premier League titles, the FA Cup, three League Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League. He also scored 53 goals in 120 games for England.
Rooney’s Playing Career
EVERTON 2002-2004 – 77 matches 17 goals
MANCHESTER UNITED 2004-2017 – 559 matches, 253 goals
EVERTON 2017-2018 – 40 games, 11 goals
DC UNITED 2018-2019 – 52 matches, 25 goals
DERBY COUNTY 2019-2020 – 35 matches, 7 goals
ENGLAND 2003-2018 – 120 matches, 53 goals
Rooney while speaking on Friday after confirmation of his permanent appointment as Derby county manager, He said: ‘M”future is in management. I’ve had a great career with a few ups and a few downs, but I wouldn’t change anything.
‘But now, I’d like to write some history in my managerial career.
Rooney told the club’s official website: ‘When I first arrived back in the United Kingdom I was completely blown away by the potential of Derby County Football Club. The Stadium, Training Ground, the quality of the playing staff and the young players coming through and of course the fan base that has remained loyal and supportive.
‘Despite other offers I knew instinctively Derby County was the place for me.
‘To be given the opportunity to follow the likes of Brian Clough, Jim Smith, Frank Lampard and Phillip Cocu is such an honour and I can promise everyone in involved in the club and all our fans, my staff and I will leave no stone unturned in achieving the potential I have witnessed over the last 12 months of this historic football club.’
Rooney first game as a Derby county manager is on Saturday at home to Championship rivals Rotherham United.