Football: Rooney wants to follow in the footsteps of his elders

The former England international does not want to share power on the bench at Derby County, a club where he has the double cap of coach-player.

Wayne Rooney in an FA Cup meeting against Manchester United in March.

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Wayne Rooney, who is part of an interim foursome in Derby County (England D2) ahead of the Bristol meeting on Saturday, reiterated his desire to be named the club’s head coach.

“I have been quite clear in recent years about my ambition to become a coach, especially when you see the success of Steven Gerrard (40), Frank Lampard (42) and Scott Parker (editor’s note: all former players now coaches)», Explained the 35-year-old England international.

Arrived at the club at the beginning of the year with the double hat of player-coach, the former glory of Manchester United temporarily leads the team with Liam Rosenior, Justin Walker and Shay Given, after the departure of Phillip Cocu from Derby County, November 14.

“I know I am in the twilight of my career. We will have to wait and see what happens in the future, ”admitted Wayne Rooney, ahead of the important meeting against Bristol on Saturday.

Currently dead last in the Championship (English 2nd division), Derby is in the process of being acquired by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, cousin of Manchester City owner Cheikh Mansour, and is waiting for the transaction to be completed before appointing a new one. coach.

(AFP)

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