Wayne Rooney in talks with Derby County over player-coach role


According to reports, Wayne Rooney is considering leaving MLS to accept a player-coach role in England. The D.C. United striker joined the MLS in the summer of 2018 and has netted 23 goals and registered 18 assists in 43 games over two seasons for the club.

Contracted with the club until 2021, the Englishman now wants to cut it short and move to England, specifically to Derby.

It is said that a bunch of former English stars such as Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and John Terry have inspired him to take up the coaching role seriously.

Lampard guided Derby County to the brink of Premier League promotion last season while Gerrard and Terry had successful spells at Rangers and Aston Villa respectively.

Frank Lampard recently joined Chelsea, with Philip Cocu filling the vacant managerial seat at the club. Rooney’s role at the club would be similar to that of Terry’s at Aston Villa, where he would feature under Cocu as a player.

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