Former Manchester United star wishes he’ll have the chance to enter the world of management with the help of Rams.
Wayne Rooney hopes that he will be given the chance of experiencing management and stepping into the foot of other former players like Lampard.Derby County
who sit at the bottom of the table with six points has appointed Rooney to be in charge of the team now that Philipp Cocu has been dismissed.
“I wouldn't be an ambitious person if I sat here and said I didn't want the job,” The former England international told the press regarding his new position. “We all come into this game to play football and then you have a decision to make: do you want to go into coaching or management?”
“I've made it quite clear over the last few years that my ambition is to go into management, especially when you see the likes of Steven Gerrard (Rangers), Frank Lampard (Chelsea) and Scott Parker (Fulham) all getting good jobs and doing really well at it.”
“We have to get the next two or three games out the way first, but if they go well it puts me in a better position to put our names forward for that role.”
Rooney who had the chance of playing under the management of the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson added: “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.”
“There is an opportunity to show the different ideas that you have. But there are things you can take from other managers.”
Ahead of Rams game withBristol City
Rooney will be joined by some of his fellow managers including Liam Rosenior. Rosenior talked about Rooney’s new position saying: “It's one thing wanting the job, it's another thing are you the right man for the job and that depends on how the owners see the club moving forward.”
“Wayne has unbelievable qualities. I have no doubt in my mind that he is going to be an exceptional manager.”