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Further details emerge as Wayne Rooney set to seal DC United move following Derby County departure

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Former Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has decided to enter management once again with DC United after being contacted by the MLS side last Wednesday, according to a report from Alan Nixon.

As per this same update from Nixon, he has agreed a short-term deal to hop across the pond and take a jump back into management after leaving the Rams last month.

His decision to depart Pride Park came as a surprise to many after staying at Pride Park despite their fall into administration, managing to guide the East Midlands outfit through a tough season but was unable to secure any transfer targets with the club still in turmoil earlier this summer.

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Phil Jagielka left the club for a transfer fee in January.

He will now be free from EFL restrictions at his new side and will reportedly be given the tools needed to secure the signings he wants, as he looks to build success and enhance his CV following a gruelling spell with Derby.

Following his spell with the English side, it was reported by The Sun that the 36-year-old was planning to educate himself further and finish his UEFA Pro Licence course.

However, with his family happy to make the move to the US, he is set to enter the world of management once more.

The Verdict:

This is an interesting move because success in the MLS may not be as meaningful as success in the Championship to many clubs that may consider him as a future managerial candidate.

It could also be argued that a period away from management may be beneficial following such an emotional time at Pride Park, with Chris Wilder benefitting from time away before jumping back in at Middlesbrough.

Completing his coaching badges will also be important despite the fact he was reasonably impressive during the 2021/22 campaign, so to take a job in the States is slightly surprising.

However, the buzz of management is something Rooney may have missed and for this reason, you can understand why he wants to get straight back in and move on, especially at a club he already knows.

Because he’s already been at DC United before, it shouldn’t take him too long to settle in and this can only help the Manchester United legend in his squad to make a fast start to life in North America.


A 21-year-old Reading FC fan and writer who graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in the summer with a degree in Journalism and Media Production. Other topics written about include politics, mental health and education.

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