Thu 23 September 2021 | 17:28

Rooney: ‘I find Morris a bit disrespectful, to be honest’

Derby County went into administration and Wayne Rooney has opened up the difficult circumstances he has been working under due to a lack of communication from Mel Morris.

Derby County

have been dealing with financial issues and their problems came to a head when they filed for administration this week, with a 12-point deduction sending them to the bottom of the table.

Wayne Rooney

has revealed the difficult situation he has been working under during a lack of communication from club owner

Mel Morris


The Ram’s staff met with Morris on Tuesday and Rooney was disappointed not to have one-on-one talks with Morris.

"In my opinion, it wasn't sincere enough, it wasn't heartfelt enough, and it wasn't done with enough honesty,"

said Rooney ahead of Saturday's trip to Sheffield United.

"Obviously he has moved on and we have to move on and put Mel Morris to the back of our minds.

"I personally haven't spoken to Mel Morris since August 9. I still haven't had a one-on-one conversation, no phone call, no text message. Nothing.

"I find it a bit disrespectful, to be honest. Communication is so important, whether it’s good news or bad news, so we can deal with it.

"He doesn't have to apologize to me. I just found, as manager of this football club, getting questions from players and staff and not being able to answer, I was hurt by that.

"He's put a lot of money into the club, and he deserves a lot of respect for that, but there are ways of handling things and it has left me disappointed."

There is still the possibility of a further points deduction because of a potential breach of the EFL’s Financial Fair Play rules.

Andrew Hosking, Carl Jackson and Andrew Andronikou of business advisory firm Quantuma have been appointed as the club's administrators and Rooney insists he will stay as long as the club want him.

"I have said how committed I am to this job and this club. Nothing changes,"

he added.

"I am committed to this football club. I grew up on a council estate in Liverpool. I know how tough life can be.

"What kind of person would I be if I went and laid on a beach for a few weeks? We can stay up but if we get more points deducted, it will get a lot more difficult."

source: SportMob

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