Wayne Rooney “would love to go and manage” Manchester United

Wayne Rooney has been very open about his aim to one day being the manager of Manchester United and his boyhood club Everton whilst on the panel of Monday Night Football yesterday evening.

Rooney was a legend at both clubs, making his debut for Everton at 16 then just two years later he joined United for around £30 million a record fee for a teenager at that time, before rejoining Everton near the end of his career.

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When he was asked about his plans for his managerial career, Rooney said:

“I think there’s two clubs really, there’s Everton and Manchester United who are the two clubs in the Premier League I played for.

I’m an Everton fan, was at Manchester United for 13 years and for them two clubs it’s an opportunity where I feel like if I can keep doing what I’m doing, keep learning and keep improving, them two clubs are the two clubs, one day in the future I’d love to go and manage.”

He is currently managing Derby County, where he has stayed with the club through financial uncertainty and a 21-point deduction this season. Without this points deduction, Derby would be sitting, almost comfortably, above the relegation zone because of Rooney’s management.

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His time at Derby is proving to be invaluable as he is gaining the experience and confidence needed for a big Premier League job in the future, such as the job at United.

“You’ve got to trust in yourself and believe in yourself and of course there’ll be temptations, there might be offers that come in which you think ‘I’m gonna go for that’.

“But you need to be in the right place, be in the right time, I believe I’m in the right place, I’m developing as a manager, I’m developing as a coach and I’m learning.

“It’s very difficult, I understand when Frank [Lampard] went into Chelsea, it’s so difficult to say no to a club he was at for so long, but when you do go into one of these big clubs, you need to make sure it’s the right time and you’re able to try to develop and actually take that club forward.”

With the managerial position at Manchester United a position in real limbo since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, lot’s of fans of the club will be following Rooney’s development as a manager with close eyes and ears… who knows what the future may hold.

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