Former Manchester United player an of recent, Derby County manager, Wayne Rooney, has dumped the lower division club having entered into a contract agreement with Major League Soccer, MLS, team, D.C. United as new helmsman.
Reports by The Athletic indicates that the former Three Lion striker has returned to the MLS team he left as a player in the 2018-2019 season. The medium adds Rooney, would be replacing interim coach, Chad Ashton, arrived the US at noon Sunday to finalize the deal without any report of the contract worth.
His presence as manager in the MLS will bring to five the number of coaches of English extraction in the American soccer league. Others include NYC F.C.’s Nick Cushing, Minnesota United’s Adrian Heath, Inter Miami’s Phil Neville and Nashivlle S.C.’s Gary Smith.
Meanwhile, Former Crystal Palace owner, Simon Jordan, has expressed outrage over Rooney’d decision to abandon Derby County. Simon, who described the former Man Utd hitman as a ‘bloody fool’, posited that it was wrong of him to jump ship when the club was still going through financial struggles, insisting the former Everton star would have learnt better being in derby County.
“I think he’s a bloody fool. You’ve got a club that’s dropped into League One with 28,000 fans that are going to be galvanised up the ying-yang.
“You’ve got an owner that’s coming in there. He’s bought the stadium too. So he’s not mucking about. I think he [Rooney] is a fool,” Simon said.