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Ex-Manchester United Star Wayne Rooney Has Turned Down Managerial Job Offers

Ex-Manchester United Star Wayne Rooney Has Turned Down Managerial Job Offers

Wayne Rooney has dropped a bombshell that he has already received managerial offers in both the US and in England.

The 33-year-old DC United star is firing on all cylinders in the MLS, but that doesn't mean he's not looking ahead to the future.

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And Manchester United and England's all-time record scorer is keen to follow in the same footsteps as Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard by entering into management.

"There's already offers which have been made, but at the minute I'm still a player," he told Sky Sports.

"I want to enjoy playing, then I'll see which offers are right when I do finish.

"There's an opportunity for me to go into management straight away, and when I do hang my boots up, that decision will be made on what the ambition of the club is, what my ambitions are and what's right for both myself and that team."

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Rooney, who moved to DC United in 2018, is preparing for life once he hangs up his football boots.

The ex-Red Devils striker revealed that his aim is to complete his coaching badges while he's still in the US.

"It's great for myself, who wants to go into management, to see these lads getting opportunities and it gives you hope that it will happen to you," he explained.

It's not the first time Rooney has admitted his desire to enter the world of coaching.

Speaking to United's website, he said that he wanted to return to England with his badges complete and be in the "position to accept or reject any offers I get."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Rooney's former England teammate Lampard, 41, has been managing Derby County and has been linked with the vacant Chelsea post.

And Gerrard, 39, travelled to Scotland to take charge of Rangers and led his side to second place in the Scottish Premiership.

Would Rooney be a successful coach?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Major League Soccer, MLS, England, Sky Sports, DC United, USA, Wayne Rooney, US

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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