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Wayne Rooney returns to MLS; Agrees to coach DC United

After managing Derby County for 18 months, Wayne Rooney leaves to join DC United.

Wayne Rooney and D.C. United have reached an agreement for him to take over as the team’s new manager. Rooney, who abruptly left Derby County in the English Championship following a turbulent 18-month tenure as the team’s manager. His potential transfer has been discussed with United for “weeks,” according to numerous sources on Sunday night.

Prior to signing a short-term contract and leaving D.C. United to join Derby, Rooney captained the team when they had a spectacular season in 2018–19.

DC United coaches before Wayne Rooney

Rooney takes over a team in disarray in Washington. D.C. is currently in 13th position in the MLS’ Eastern Conference and is led by interim head coach Chad Ashton. 

The team just suffered its worst lopsided defeat in club history, a 7-0 setback to the Philadelphia Union. It was initially planned for Ashton, who took over after United fired former head coach Hernán Losada earlier this year, to lead the team at least through the conclusion of this season. However, things could change.

Rooney appeared to have the potential to help United, once among the most successful organizations in MLS history. Return to relevance and success during his time as a player. Since his departure, the team has struggled, failing to qualify for the playoffs in 2020 and 2021. Rooney now appears to be ready for a second chance.

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Wayne Rooney’s transfer news through Fabrizio Romano

On Monday morning Fabrizio Romano gave an update regarding Rooney’s arrival to the US Capital.


Wayne Rooney on leaving Derby County

Wayne Rooney

County was demoted from the Championship after entering administration at the beginning of the previous campaign. It happened despite Rooney’s 36-year-old efforts to stop the decline after a combined 21-point deduction due to an accounting rule violation and associated administrative problems.

As Derby gets ready for life in League One, Rooney notifies the team on Friday that he wants to resign.

He stated. “Over the course of the summer I have been closely following developments regarding the ownership of Derby County. Today I met with the administrators to inform them of my decision that it was time for me to leave the club.

“In fairness to them, they tried tremendously hard to change my decision but my mind was made up. My time at the club has been a rollercoaster of emotions, both highs and lows, but I have to say that I have enjoyed the challenge.”

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Wayne Rooney’s wife, Coleen discontented with his decision

Coleen’s feelings about the US capital were revealed in leaked text messages she wrote to Rebekah Vardy in 2018 that were discovered during the Wagatha Christie spat. The Liverpudlian responded when Vardy inquired how things were going:

“We’re ok thanks its tough being on your own though. Washington isn’t the best….nice to visit but different to live. Not loads for the kids to do, mostly park, hardly any soft plays and things like that. It’s quite behind the UK, which I never would have though.”

She added, “Wayne is loving it, and the kids are fine, settled into school straight away. So really happy they are fine. Thanks for the message love xx.”

She acknowledged in a different post that she “never believed in homesickness” before leaving the UK . Coleen also told that she “cried every night” because she misses her relatives there.

Priyanshu Dey Halder
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