After what seems to be a struggle for Rooney and his family to settle on the American east coast, he might be coming back to England for a shock return.
Rooney’s Career at DC United
The former English captain is still under contract at DC United until 2021, but it seems that the Rooney family is keen on returning to England and wants to cut their stay short in the United States. Rooney recently became captain at the US club but is now eager to end his contract with DC United earlier than expected. The best time for him to cut the deal short would be to leave at the end of the MLS season at the end of November. That would suit Derby County who is eager to take him on from January onwards.
After Rooney arrived in England during the first week in August, it was confirmed by Derby County owner, Mel Morris that Rooney is indeed on the verge of signing their championship club. According to Morris, the decision to sign the former captain of Manchester United as well as England, in the position of player-coach, is done with the full backing of Philip Cocu, the club’s manager. Cocu, formerly playing for Barcelona took over in the manager position from Frank Lampard last month. Derby County was successful in their opening Championship match and managed to achieve a 2-1 win against Huddersfield under Cocu’s management.
Morris also stated that the idea to bring Rooney in was one which was only recently originated. The news that Rooney is keen on returning to England and being in talks with Derby County might spark the interest of other clubs also to get the 33-year-old star to sign with them. Morris is relatively confident that they will settle the deal with Rooney, although he also mentioned that in the industry nothing is for sure until signed. Bringing in Rooney will give Derby County the edge they need through the experience which Rooney has. He remains the country’s record scorer, and he is without any doubt one of the greatest players ever delivered by England and will be a significant asset to any club which he joins.
Rooney Keen on Coaching
Over time Rooney has expressed many times already, his desire to stand in a coaching position. He stated that there are many things which he wants to achieve and being a coach is one of them. When his days of playing is over, he will reassess his possibilities and take it from there again. He also has admitted during June that he has been receiving many offers from clubs both in England as well as in the United States regarding coaching positions. Possibly in only a couple of more days, there will be more certainty regarding Rooney’s decision on where he will spend the near future.