- Wayne Rooney finally completes move to Derby county as coach-player
- The ex-Man United star left the Premier League to sign for DC United in the MLS
- Rooney will now be in charge of the Championship side from January 2020
Wayne Rooney has finally made a sensational return to England as he joins Championship side, Derby County as a coach-player.
The former Manchester United and Everton striker has now replaced Frank Lampard who is currently Chelsea's manager.
The former England international signed an 18-month deal which will take effect from January, 2020.
Derby got to last season's play-offs finals with Lampard but were eventually denied promotion into the English topflight division by Aston Villa.
Rooney is on record admitting he could get into football management once he retires from active football.
The 33-year-old has been in spectacular form since moving to MLS side DC United from Everton last summer.
Rooney said: “I am very excited about the opportunity that Derby County have provided me with.
“I am looking forward to joining Phillip Cocu, his coaching staff and the first-team squad from the start of January. I am sure I can make a big contribution and can’t wait to meet everyone, especially the supporters.
“I am equally excited to begin my coaching career at Derby County working with both the first team and Academy.
“I must also take this opportunity to thank DC United, their owners, executives and supporters who have been superb to work with. I want them to know that I will give my all in support of our push for the play-offs.”
According to a Telegraph report, the DC United hitman is currently under consideration for a coaching role alongside Phillip Cocu who replaced Frank Lampard as Derby manager.
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