Wayne Rooney | Agrees deal to become DC United manager

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Any rumours for his next club?
Be good to see a step up.
 

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Interesting next move for him.

I watched alot of Derby this season and they were excellent all things considered. They would have been mid table if not for a 21 point deduction and no transfers.

They had journeymen and kids and always tried to play football instead of a hoofing scrap.

I think he'll be in the mix to take over for the first Premier League manager that's sacked this season.
 

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If only the FA could do their job properly a manager wouldn't have to go above and beyond to pay the staffs wages.

Imagine a manager at McDonald's paying the burger flippers and cashiers wages only to have Ronald storm through the place with his oversized shoes telling you off.

The analogy works two fold because: FA = Clowns.
 

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So it sounds like to most people here it's fine with off the books money doping when it's from a beloved character to a Championship club, but not when it's City doing similar things.

He essentially was trying to artificially inflate Derby to a level above what they could do on their own, so he could keep better players/staff and have them stay motivated so in turn he himself could look like a better manager if he kept them up.
 

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So it sounds like to most people here it's fine with off the books money doping when it's from a beloved character to a Championship club, but not when it's City doing similar things.

He essentially was trying to artificially inflate Derby to a level above what they could do on their own, so he could keep better players/staff and have them stay motivated so in turn he himself could look like a better manager if he kept them up.
Or, Derby had players on their books already and the financial situation deepened to the point whereby players were going to stop being paid so Rooney put his hand in his own pocket to make sure they did?

If you think a club on the brink of extinction is in anyway comparable to City and PSG then you need.to bounce your head off a.wall.
 

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So it sounds like to most people here it's fine with off the books money doping when it's from a beloved character to a Championship club, but not when it's City doing similar things.

He essentially was trying to artificially inflate Derby to a level above what they could do on their own, so he could keep better players/staff and have them stay motivated so in turn he himself could look like a better manager if he kept them up.
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So it sounds like to most people here it's fine with off the books money doping when it's from a beloved character to a Championship club, but not when it's City doing similar things.

He essentially was trying to artificially inflate Derby to a level above what they could do on their own, so he could keep better players/staff and have them stay motivated so in turn he himself could look like a better manager if he kept them up.
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Seems there is talk of Rooney coming to manage DC United. As a DC United supporter, I really hope Wayne doesn't do it. DC United is where dreams go to die. They have cheap owners who don't care about the game. Unless the job include a massive amount of money to invest in both the team and the stadium, he should stay far away.
 

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It would have been good to see him as part of Ten Hag’s staff. Rooney might think he’s above being a coach but I think it would have been a really useful experience for him to work under someone who’s coached at Bayern with Pep’s methods and has then gone on to have his own success at Ajax.

Rooney has said before how highly he rated Van Gaal’s methods and think he would consider himself to have the same principles as the likes of Ten Hag/Pep.

I don’t see it happening now though as Ten Hag has assembled his staff and also not sure if there is any friction between Rooney and Ronaldo after their recent tiff.
I stand by this. I would have loved to see him join Ten Hag’s staff
 

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Seems there is talk of Rooney coming to manage DC United. As a DC United supporter, I really hope Wayne doesn't do it. DC United is where dreams go to die. They have cheap owners who don't care about the game. Unless the job include a massive amount of money to invest in both the team and the stadium, he should stay far away.
How did they manage to sign Rooney in the first place? Surprised he didn’t sign for the ‘flashier’ New York/LA teams
 

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How did they manage to sign Rooney in the first place? Surprised he didn’t sign for the ‘flashier’ New York/LA teams
It's really a mystery. They still had him for 2.5 more years at 3.5 million a year which makes me think he knew how shit we were (which really makes me question the probability of him coming back). There was certainly an energy he brought to the team (and to DC United in general) but he deserves far more than what he will get here under this ownership group. Granted, he was at Derby so maybe we look like a dream job. :lol:
 

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Didn’t Rooney say he preferred a less glamorous city so he could have a more normal life?
 

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I remember watching his documentary and seeing him driving around Derby thinking 'this guy could be anywhere in the world and still never worry about money ever again and he's in Derby'

Definitely don't blame him for taking a job in Washington
 

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Strange one, he seemed like a promising manager and keen to step up. You’d think he’s signing his career away by going to the US now.
 

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If he has genuine aspirations of becoming a PL manager, why would he make such a move whilst his managerial name has pull and gravitas?

No matter what he does as a manager out there, it'll not boost his CV over here.

It is a baffling move unless he wants some time out of the UK and is focusing more on that and his family than his professional career.