Wayne Rooney is set to remain as Derby County manager after holding talks with chairman Mel Morris, per the Daily Star.
Controversy emerged over the weekend as images surfaced of Rooney on social media, which the club confirmed via the Derby Telegraph were taken without the 35-year-old’s knowledge or approval.
It has emerged that following a complaint, Cheshire Police have dropped the investigation over the images, with Rooney not willing to take it any further according to the force themselves, per the BBC.
According to the Star, the Rams hierarchy were ‘incensed’ at the photos that emerged with Rooney appearing in them, however he’s not going to lose his job.
Rooney will now be hoping to get some signings over the line at Pride Park, with BBC Derby’s Chris Coles reporting on Monday that the club are hoping to lift even more of the transfer restrictions that the EFL have imposed on them which has left them unable to sign any of their trialists to contracts.
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The England legend has demanded new signings before the season begins on August 7 and his woes were increased in the last week when he accidentally injured star midfielder Jason Knight in a training ground tackle, leaving the youngster sidelined for a number of weeks.
It’s good to see that Rooney’s job is safe after the events that have transpired – but he clearly has bigger things to worry about within the next week and a half.
Rooney will have hoped to have signed some of the trialists that have been training with the club by now, but as the season gets closer the more worrying the situation becomes.
Judging by his post-match interview following Derby’s defeat to Salford City on Saturday, Rooney is becoming increasingly frustrated with how hamstrung his job is and should things not be sorted soon between the club and the EFL then it could be a season of struggle for County.