Wayne Rooney set to start new Derby coaching role at QPR
Wayne Rooney is set to begin his function in Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship home match with QPR as Derby coach.
Rams boss Phillip Cocu shown to Fulham which England’s record goalscorer will be current for the weekend clash.
Rooney, who consented an 18-month player-coach deal with the Rams, cannot play for Derby although after recently completing his spell playing DC United in America the winter transfer window opens, but could be in the dugout in his own new a training job.
A Derby statement read:”With excitement building ahead of Rooney formally linking Derby as a participant in January,” England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer and five-time Premier League winner will take his first steps onto the pitch before this 3pm kick-off.”
Observing the loss at Fulham, a sign dropped that the 34-year-old could begin his new coaching function against QPR.
“I think so. He could be from the dugout,” that the Dutchman added. “He needed to plan his holiday break after the MLS season. Because he’s a leader He’ll be very important to us and this is something we struggle with.
“Reading the sport, seeing what is necessary at minutes and verbally if a person is not doing his job, becoming everybody switched on.
“We do not need to speak about him as a player, but his expertise will be quite important for a lot of the young players in the group.”
Rooney was at Derby’s training complex earlier in the month to speak through programs to get his fitness programme and go over the role he’ll play together with the coaches.
Sky Sports News discovered it was the time Rooney had been to Moor Farm since he consented to join the bar.