Wayne Rooney retires to become permanent Derby boss
Wayne Rooney retires from playing in order to focus on managerial role; Rooney is Man Utd and England’s record goalscorer; current and prospective owners Mel Morris and Sheikh Khaled impressed with 35-year-old’s record; Derby 22nd in the Championship and face Rotherham in their next game

Wayne Rooney outlines his vision going forward after retiring from playing to concentrate on being permanent manager of Derby County
Wayne Rooney has retired from playing after being appointed Derby County manager on a permanent basis.fb img 16107249512433411445290605338950The 35-year-old retires as the all-time leading goalscorer for both Manchester United and England.

Rooney has been acting as interim manager at Derby since the end of November, but has now taken the job permanently on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

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Rooney said: “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.

“Despite other offers, I knew instinctively Derby County was the place for me.

Rooney’s trophies as a pro..

Premier League ?????
FA Cup ?
League Cup ???
Champions League ?
Europa League ?
Club World Cup ?

A Manchester United legend – in every sense of the word.