SPORT: Rooney Appointed Derby County Coach

Ex Manchester United player, Wayne Rooney  has taken up a job as full-time Derby manager, the Championship club confirmed this on Friday.

The team confirmed the 35-year-old former Manchester United and England forward had agreed to a three year deal.

Recall that Wayne Rooney succeeded Phillip Cocu on an interim basis in November 2020.

“We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Wayne Rooney as our new manager,” Derby County’s Chief Executive Officer Stephen Pearce said in a statement on the club’s website.

“Our recent upturn in results under Wayne was married together with some positive performances, notably the 2-0 home win over Swansea City and the 4-0 victory at Birmingham City.

“During that nine-game run we also dramatically improved their defensive record and registered five clean sheets in the process, while in the attacking third we became more effective and ruthless too.

“Those foundations have provided a platform for the club to build on in the second half of the season under Wayne’s guidance.”

The former United player himself admitted that he was blown away by the potential in the Derby County side.

“When I first arrived back in the United Kingdom I was completely blown away by the potential of Derby County Football Club,” he added. “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” Rooney said



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