Wayne Rooney officially retires from football at 35 to become new coach of Derby County. After being hired as Derby County’s permanent manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal until the summer of 2023, Wayne Rooney retired from football at 35
Since the departure of Phillip Cocu in November, the former Everton, Manchester United, and DC United striker has been in charge of the EFL Championship club.
The stadium, the training ground, the consistency of the players and the new players coming in, and the dedicated and welcoming fan base, of course.
I instantly knew Derby County was the place for me, considering other offers. It is such a blessing to be offered the chance to join the likes of Brian Clough, Jim Smith, Frank Lampard, and Phillip Cocu, and I can guarantee anyone interested with the club and all our supporters, my team, and I will leave no stone unturned in fulfilling the ability I have seen over the last 12 months of this historic football team.”
With some good results, particularly the 2-0 home win over Swansea City and the 4-0 win at Birmingham City, our recent upturn in outcomes under Wayne was married.
We also significantly strengthened their defensive record during that nine-game stretch and recorded five clean sheets in the process, while we were more powerful and relentless in the offensive third.
Rooney agreed to withdraw from playing with immediate effect following the appointment to focus entirely on his current job.
Rooney is retired as the all-time leading goal scorer for Manchester United and England and will go down after an illustrious 19-year career as one of the greatest players of his generation.
In 559 matches at club level, he scored 253 goals and reached 53 in 120 caps for England to break the record of Sir Bobby Charlton.
At United, the 35-year-old has won a total of 16 big honours during a glittering stint, including five Premier League trophies, three League Cups, one FA Cup, one Champions League, and one FIFA Club World Cup.