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Rooney returned to boyhood club Everton last July after 13 years at Manchester United. But he has not been a guaranteed starter for the Toffees since the appointment of Sam Allardyce as Ronald Koeman’s successor at Goodison Park.
“The main thing I want to have a go at is management,” Rooney told the Telegraph.
“I would love to stay at Everton in a coaching role or hopefully manager one day.
“It is something I want to do, to stay involved, but if that is not possible I will look to see where the opportunities are for me. I am determined to become a manager.
“From next season I want to be doing some coaching sessions with the Under-14s at Everton. It would be good to have all my [coaching] badges by the time I have finished [playing], but it is also about having the chance to carry on when I have, so I can get straight into coaching.”
“Obviously my first objective is to do well as a player over the next few years,” Rooney added. “Then I hope the role can grow into something beyond that. It is something I will talk about with the club when they and I feel the time is right.
“There were things I had been dreaming of I had not done for Everton. What I really regretted was I had not scored against Liverpool for Everton. I did it for Manchester United but as a youngster, it was never a dream of mine to score at Anfield for Manchester United.
“I was an Everton fan, so as a young Everton fan I was dreaming of scoring at Anfield for Everton. When I came back I was thinking about the chance to do that. So to do it this year fulfilled that.”