Derby County Football Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Wayne Rooney as the club’s new manager.
The 35-year-old takes up the position on a two-and-half-year deal which will run until the summer of 2023.
Rooney stepped up to lead Derby’s coaching team towards the end of November after former manager Phillip Cocu parted company with the club earlier that month.
He was supported by fellow coaches Liam Rosenior, Shay Given and Justin Walker, who will retain their positions on Rooney’s staff moving forward.
Rosenior takes up the role of assistant manager, while Given will move to the position of first-team coach. Walker will remain as first-team development coach, while Academy goalkeeping coach Jason Pearcey has been appointed as the club’s first-team goalkeeping coach.
Steve McClaren will continue to assume the duties of technical director and advisor to the board of directors.
Rooney oversaw nine matches in total, recording a return of three victories and four draws along the way, between the end of November and early January.
In line with taking up the managerial position, Rooney has elected to call time on his illustrious playing career to fully focus on his job.
England and Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer, with over 700 professional appearances to his name, joined Derby in January 2020 and appeared in a Rams shirt on 35 occasions. Continue reading