Wayne Rooney has agreed terms to be DC United’s next manager, and will join the club once the final details are in place and he has the necessary work visa, a source confirmed to ESPN.
the athlete He was the first to report the news.
Rooney replaced Hernan Losada, who was fired in April. Black and Red have since remained under interim manager Chad Ashton, but results haven’t improved, including last Friday’s 7-0 fall at the hands of Philadelphia Union. DCU is currently tied to Chicago for the fewest points in Major League Soccer, with just 17 points from as many games.
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Rooney will manage the team he spent 15 months as a player with in 2018-2019. This spell was viewed as largely successful, although there is a sense that it could have had a greater impact had it continued throughout what was originally a 3-year contract.
Instead, Rooney returned to England not only to join the Champions League side Derby County, but also because his family found it difficult to settle in the United States. 2020-21 season. Under Rooney’s direction, Derby managed to avoid relegation on the last day of the campaign.
Things got significantly more difficult during the 2021-22 season. Last September, the English Football League missed a derby 12 points to enter management. The Rams were subsequently deducted an additional nine points for breaching EFL accounting rules. While Rooney was praised for keeping him in the Derby competition, the penalties proved too heavy, and the Rams relegated.
Rooney then resigned after the season ended. He was rumored to have attracted the interest of Premier League clubs, but ultimately decided that a return to DC United would better suit his managerial ambitions at this point in time.
As a player, Rooney was considered one of the best players of his generation. He is Manchester United’s top scorer with 253 goals in all competitions. He bears the same mark for the England national team, as well as the most visible player on the field, scoring 53 goals in 120 matches.
Rooney began his professional career with Everton, the club he grew up supporting, and memorably scored his first league goal just days before his 17th birthday, a last-minute winner against Arsenal.
After joining Manchester United, Rooney won five Premier League titles, the FA Cup, three League titles, the Europa League once, and the Champions League. He was also part of the England teams that participated in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cup Finals.
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