Rooney left Manchester United in 2017.
Wayne Rooney has ended his illustrious playing career to take up a job as full-time Derby manager, the Championship club announced on Friday.
The club confirmed the 35-year-old former Manchester United and England forward had agreed to a permanent contract until 2023, having succeeded Phillip Cocu on an interim basis in November.
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The club statement confirmed that in accepting the manager’s role, Rooney had “elected to call time on his illustrious playing career to fully focus on his job” – AFP
“Wayne Rooney has called time on his playing career. Suspect his reputation will now benefit from favourable hindsight — otherwise known as the Paul Scholes Effect. It takes a special player to end as Man United and England’s all-time top scorer despite not being a pure goalscorer. By that I mean, you think of his all-round ability before you think of the fact he scored 350+ career goals. A very rare player, Facebook user said.