Former Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney gets new coaching job
Former Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney, has been appointed as the new manager of Derby County Football Club.
Rooney was offered a two-and-half-year deal which will run until the summer of 2023.
Derby County made the announcement in a statement via its website on Friday afternoon.
The statement read: “Derby County Football Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Wayne Rooney as the club’s new manager.
“The 35-year-old takes up the position on a two-and-half-year deal which will run until the summer of 2023.”
Reacting, Rooney said: “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 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’s first game as Derby’s new permanent manager will be against Rotherham United in the Championship on Saturday.