Wayne Rooney stops as player and becomes head coach Derby County

Wayne Rooney is definitely hanging his football shoes on the willows. The attacker stops the field game, reports his club Derby County. Instead, he becomes head coach of the Championship club, where Phillip Cocu was fired earlier this season. Rooney has held the position as interim since then.

โ€œ It is an honor to have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Brian Clough, Jim Smith, Frank Lampard and Phillip Cocuโ€, he says on the club website after signing his signature under a counterpart until the summer of 2023. to fully exploit the potential of this club.โ€

Rooney began his career with Everton, after which he moved to Manchester United at an early age. There he stayed for thirteen seasons and won several national titles and the Champions League. Afterwards, he returned to Everton to reach Derby County via D.C. United. He played 763 matches for those clubs, producing over 313 hits.

Rooney was also one of the most talented English players of his generation. He reached 120 international, in which he scored 53 times. That makes him top scorer of the national team.