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The club this afternoon confirmed that Rooney, who has been in the role on an interim basis since the end of November, has signed a two-and-half-year deal which will run until the summer of 2023. Rooney stepped up to the plate in the wake of Phillip Coca’s departure in late 2020, and was supported by former Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given, Liam Senior and Justin Walker.
Former Manchester United and Everton striker Rooney has overseen nine matches in total at the helm, in which Derby recorded three wins and four draws. Derby County’s Chief Executive Officer Stephen Pearce welcomed the appointment, pointing to the “recent upturn in results” under Rooney.
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’s first game as Derby’s new permanent manager comes as tomorrow’s Championship clash with Rotterdam United at Pride Park .
Liam Senior, Shay Given, and Justin Walker will retain their positions on Rooney's coaching staff. Meanwhile, Rooney's first game as permanent manager will be on Saturday at home to Rotterdam at Pride Park.
“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.
To be given the opportunity to follow the likes of Brian Cough, Jim Smith, Frank Lampard and Phillip Coca is such an honor 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, ”, the newly appointed manager added. Rooney, the former England and Manchester United forward, had been in caretaker charge of the EFL Championship club since the departure of Phillip Coca in November.
“When I first arrived back in the United Kingdom I was completely blown away by the potential of Derby County Football Club, ” Rooney said in a statement. “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.
Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images Chief executive Stephen Pearce added: “We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Wayne Rooney as our new manager. “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.
Since taking temporary charge, Rooney, who was a player-coach since arriving in January 2020, has taken training alongside coaches Shay Given, Liam Senior and Justin Walker. Rooney started his career at boyhood Everton and became the then-youngest Premier League goal scorer at the age of 16 with a stunning late winner against Arsenal in October 2002.
In 2017, he became the club's all-time leading goal scorer with his 250th in a 1-1 draw with Stoke and left at the end of the campaign with a total of 253 to rejoin Everton. United, who last won the title in 2013 in Sir Alex Ferguson's final season with the club, returned to the top of the league on Wednesday night with a 2-1 comeback win over Fulham, extending their unbeaten away run to 17 games.
Those players that have been brought in with winning mentalities will relieve some pressure from Paul a bit, and he can now show his quality on the pitch.” Rooney has praised the Derby first-team squad for their continued commitment and patience as they wait to be paid their outstanding wages for December and says he hopes the matter will be resolved before they play again on Saturday.
Image:Derby's failure to pay the players wages for December means they are under a transfer embargo However, repeated delays in the protracted takeover by Sheikh Khaled's Detention Holdings has meant the club has a major cash flow problem.
Photo by Stuart Macfarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty ImagesAccording to DHA, Arsenal outcast Most Oil has received an offer from D. C United which has piqued his interest. Interestingly, the Washington-based outfit have highlighted how a move to the United States could help Oil’s M10 E-sports brand, as well as his M10 Streetwear collection.
Additionally, D. C United are proposing to establish the 92 -cap Germany international’s M10 Football Academy, which is described as another ‘important’ aspect of the offer for Oil. Speaking to The Telegraph, he praised D. C United, highlighting the fact that they gave him a ‘hassle-free’ life over in the States which he never got in England.
Sir Alex Ferguson believes WayneRooney’s desire to be a manager will help the new Derby boss adapt to life in the hot seat. He 35-year-old former England captain has agreed a permanent deal until the summer of 2023, having succeeded Phillip Coca on an interim basis in November.
United and England’s all-time leading goalscorer spent the majority of his career playing under Ferguson, who discussed his former striker on ‘A-Team Talk With Legends’ panel on Friday night. Rooney is the latest England international to swap playing for management, with Frank Lampard in charge at Chelsea and Steven Gerrard guiding Rangers to the Scottish Premiership summit.
Scott Parker is another cutting his teeth in the Premier League with Fulham and Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate revealed his delight at the news from Pride Park. The final international appearance made by Rooney came under the current England manager in a November 2018 friendly at Wembley against the United States.
“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. “To be given the opportunity to follow the likes of Brian Cough, Jim Smith, Frank Lampard and Phillip Coca is such an honor.
He enjoyed great success at Old Trafford and is the only player to have scored more than 250 goals for the Red Devils, eclipsing Sir Bobby Charlton’s record in 2017. The teenage sensation had already been tearing up trees at Goodson Park and at international level with England, so it only seemed right that he joined the Premier League’s dominant force.
In what would be a precursor to the rest of his career with the Red Devils, Rooney introduced himself to the Old Trafford faithful with a bang, scoring a memorable hat-trick on his debut in a 6-2 Champions League thrashing of Fenerbahçe.