Wayne Rooney resigns as Derby County manager

MOSCOW, June 24 – Former England international Wayne Rooney has resigned as Derby County manager, according to the club’s website.
At the end of the season, the club, under the leadership of Rooney, was relegated from the Championship to the third division of England. During the tournament, Derby County were penalized 21 points in total for violating the league’s financial rules.
“Today I met with the management to inform them of my decision that it is time for me to leave the club. To be honest, they tried very hard to change my decision, but I have already accepted it. I feel that the club should now be run by someone with fresh energy and “Unaffected by the events that have taken place over the last eighteen months. I will look back on my time at Derby with great pride and love. I would like to thank all the staff, the players and of course the fans for their incredible support,” Rooney said in a statement. .
The club noted that they would like to continue cooperation with Rooney, but made his decision to leave. “Management is very disappointed that Wayne has made the difficult decision to leave the club. We spent some time today trying to convince him to stay, but we understand his reasons for leaving. We are extremely grateful to him for his excellent work under difficult conditions in 2021/22.” Derby County said in a statement.
Rooney has been in charge of the team since August 2020, including as player-manager. As a player, he represented the English “Everton”, “Manchester United” and the American “DC United”. He is the top scorer in the history of the Mancunians and the England team.

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