Wayne Rooney took on a new role at Derby County Club after manager Phillip Cocu was sacked.

According to Express, Rooney temporarily plays a role as a player and head coach at Derby County Club soon. Coach Cocu was fired after a string of poor results from Derby County. Besides Rooney, there are 3 people to support the role of temporary coach at Derby County are Liam Rosenior, Shay Given, and Justin Walker.

Derby County is currently ranked bottom in the UK First Division. The club won only one of 11 matches played since the start of the season.

Rooney moved to Derby County in the summer of 2019. Former Manchester United striker was given the role of player and assistant coach. Last season, Rooney played 24 games, scoring 5 goals for Derby County.

In the 2020/21 season, Wayne Rooney played 8 matches and scored one goal. The former England captain gradually slipped due to the burden of his age. Wayne Rooney has a great opportunity to become the head coach of Derby County because coach Cocu no longer receives the trust of the team boss.

Wayne Rooney took on a new role at Derby County Club

Wayne Rooney is about to become the head coach of Derby County

After returning to England last year, Rooney did not choose a team in the Premier League but played for Derby County, which is currently playing in England’s First Division. The goal of the English striker is very clear, that is to both play and have time to study and get a coach’s license.

Rooney nurtured this idea while playing for MU. “The Shrek” is often with his elder Ryan Giggs researching tactics after each meeting with coach Louis Van Gaal.

As planned, Wayne Rooney earned his professional coaching degree a few months ago and his first chance at taking over the army is coming very close to the English striker. According to The Sun of England, Derby County boss, Mel Morris is planning to replace manager Phillip Cocu with Wayne Rooney if the team’s performance continues to be poor.

Rooney can replace Phillip Cocu on Saturday

Ever had a chance to return to the Premier League last season, but Derby County is starting the season only earning 3 points after 4 rounds. And if there was no late goal from Rooney against Norwich City, maybe Cocu teachers and students could only get a draw against the new team that fell from the Premier League.