Managerial ambitions sparked Rooney’s surprise move to Derby as player-coach

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Former England striker Wayne Rooney will join Derby in January © AFP/File / Ian KINGTON London, United Kingdom, Aug 6 – Wayne Rooney said his long-term desire to go into management spurred his decision to leave DC United as the former England captain agreed a surprise deal to become player-coach of Championship side Derby on Tuesday. The record goalscorer for both England and Manchester United signed an 18-month contract with Derby and will officially join the second tier club in January 2020 once he has finished the MLS season. Derb...

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