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‘I will leave no stone unturned’ – Manchester United and England legend Wayne Rooney appointed Derby County manager

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Jan. 15, 2021

Manchester United and England legend Wayne Rooney has been appointed Derby County manager on a permanent basis.
Rooney has been acting as interim manager since the end of November but has now signed a two-and-a-half year contract to be the club’s permanent boss.
When Rooney took over at Derby, the Championship club had won just one of their first 13 games of the 2020/21 season.
Since then, the Rams have lost just twice in nine matches and can move out of the relegation zone if they beat Rotherham in Rooney’s first match as the permanent manager on Saturday.
Rooney, who is the record goalscorer for both Manchester United and England, said: ‘When I first arrived back in the United Kingdom I was completely blown away by the potential of Derby County Football Club.
‘The Stadium, Training Ground, the quality of the playing staff and the young players coming through and of course the fan base that has remained loyal and supportive.
‘Despite other offers I knew instinctively Derby County was the place for me.
‘To be given the opportunity to follow the likes of Brian Clough, Jim Smith, Frank Lampard and Phillip Cocu is such an honour and I can promise everyone in involved in the club and all our fans, my staff and I will leave no stone unturned in achieving the potential I have witnessed over the last 12 months of this historic football club.’
Derby County CEO, Stephen Pearce, added: ‘We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Wayne Rooney as our new manager.
‘Our recent upturn in results under Wayne was married together with some positive performances, notably the 2-0 home win over Swansea City and the 4-0 victory at Birmingham City.
‘During that nine-game run we also dramatically improved their defensive record and registered five clean sheets in the process, while in the attacking third we became more effective and ruthless too.
‘Those foundations have provided a platform for the club to build on in the second half of the season under Wayne’s guidance.’
Rooney scored a record 253 goals in 559 appearances for Manchester United, and 53 goals in 120 matches for England.
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