Rooney: ‘I’m not going to do it like Sir Alex at Man Utd’

Date published: Thursday 19th November 2020 3:26

Wayne Rooney has reiterated his desire to move into management as he prepares to take caretaker charge of Derby.

But the Manchester United legend has said he won’t imitate his former legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

The United and England record goalscorer is part of a coaching team set to manage Derby in their Championship game against Bristol City on Saturday, following the departure of Phillip Cocu.

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And Rooney has said he will use his experience under different managers to help him.

He said: “I have worked with some very good managers and possibly the greatest of all time.

“I am not going to say I am going to do it like Sir Alex Ferguson. You have to work with the players you have got and you have to manage players correctly.

“But there are things you can take from other managers.

“I am ambitious, I want to go into management. I have been quite open about that. I wouldn’t be an ambitious person if I sat here and said I didn’t want the job.

“There is an opportunity to show the different ideas that you have.”

Rooney is currently studying for his UEFA A Licence and expects to have completed the course by June before starting his Pro Licence in July.

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