Wayne Rooney retires from football - permanent Derby manager

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Oof :drool:

 

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Extremely creditable draw with West Brom last night, Derby really are surprising people so far this season.
They look a robust and solid outfit, they may struggle however as the season wears on due to a paper thin squad, but so far so good.
Rooney is silencing the doubters.
 

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Ouch, it will be one hell of a task to keep them up.
He’ll need to get around 20 points more than last season to keep them up, equivalent of getting them to around 10th this season. Big ask to get that squad above the relegation zone let alone above mid table. They’re paper thin so realistically I think they’re going to be relegated by the end of February and it won’t be any sort of reflection of how well he’s managed them.
 

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Needs to find another club before they take his reputation down with them.
Shows the mentality of the man, he wants to succeed in the most unlikeliest situation.

Why even bother managing Derby now? He can just go do something else and still make a lot of money.
 

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At least he can't be blamed for this If it all goes bad. so it's not a blight on his manager career. Heard he's doing a decent job of a bad situation.
 

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Needs to find another club before they take his reputation down with them.
Im seeing this differently. His professionalism and reputation is really shining through here. He's leading the team in a extremely hard period for the club. If I'm Wayne I'm sticking in this until the bitter end, or until a "too good to give up" offer comes.
 

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Im seeing this differently. His professionalism and reputation is really shining through here. He's leading the team in a extremely hard period for the club. If I'm Wayne I'm sticking in this until the bitter end, or until a "too good to give up" offer comes.
Yep with regards to footballing performance he’s in a bit of a no lose situation. What’s important is how he carries himself and the squad and so far he’s doing a fantastic job.
 

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21 point deduction is unreal, I know it's for separate issues but that's got to be the biggest hit in one go ever?

As one or two others have said, Rooney's clear professional focus on managing the football team has been good to see, and whatever the end result is he won't be judged on his stint at Derby when they get relegated.


I see a few passing comments in regards to last season being poor, but I'm pretty sure the mismanagement of the club (probably including Rooney's wages as a player) and the £2m they paid to Richard Keogh rather than on players and their wages over the last couple of years had an impact!