Wayne Rooney Announces Retirement; takes Full-Time Manager role with Derby County

Premier League and former Manchester player, Wayne Rooney on Friday decided to end his playing career. The former England footballer enjoyed great success at Premier League clubs like Manchester United and Everton.

Rooney, who was taking temporary charge of Derby in November as both player and a manager, received a permanent contract with the second division club.

The 35-year-old Manu legend has now taken a permanent role as Derby manager, a two-and-a-half-year deal that runs until the summer of 2023.

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Speaking about his new position, Rooney said: “When I first arrived back in the United Kingdom I was completely blown away by the potential of Derby County Football Club.

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

During his time at Manchester, Rooney played a total of 559 matches for United in all competitions, scoring 253 goals. also, he won numerous honors including five Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2008.

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