Wayne Rooney made permanent derby manager

Derby County club has confirmed Manchester United Legend Wayne Rooney as the permanent manager. Wayne Rooney was temporarily in charge of the club after Philip Cocu, the former club’s manager, was dismissed due to dismal performances. 

The Englishman joined Derby County as player-coach in January 2020 and given the captain role. In the last 24 games the talisman played for Derby last season, he scored six times. However, this season, he only scored once in ten appearances for Derby.

The Englishman joined United in the year 2004 from Everton. In terms of performance, he played well at United than when he was at his youthful club. 

Wayne Rooney handed trophy by Sir Boby Charlton
Wayne Rooney handed trophy by Sir Boby Charlton (Image By: SkySports)

At Manchester United, Rooney won several trophies leave alone beating Sir Boby Charlton in becoming Man Utd’s record goalscorer. He later returned to Everton in the 2017/2018 season. 

Rooney later moved to the United States where he joined DC United. He managed to score 25 goals in 52 appearances for the club. He stayed at the MLS side for two seasons before later moving to Derby County. 

While at Derby, the former United legend took charge of the club following Philip Cocu’s dismissal in November 2020. 

In the first few weeks of his managerial role, he oversaw nine games where he won three games and drew in four. Wayne Rooney has finally decided to say goodbye to his long-fruitful footballing career and take the helm as the new head coach at Derby County.

In his new role, Rooney has promised to give his all as the manager of Derby County.

“To be allowed to follow the likes of Brian Clough, Jim Smith, Frank Lampard,and Phillip Cocu is such an honour, and I can promise everyone is involved in the club and all our fans, my staff that I will leave no stone unturned in achieving the potential I have witnessed over the last 12 months of this historic football club”, said Wayne Rooney.

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