- Wayne Rooney has not hid his desire to get into football management once he retires from active playing
- The former Man United star is now said to be in line for a coaching role with Championship side Derby County
- Derby owner is keen on a another high-ranking former England international following Lampard's departure
Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney, is reportedly in talks over a possible sensational return to English football as Derby County player-coach.
According to a Telegraph report, the DC United hit-man is currently under consideration for a coaching role alongside Phillip Cocu who replaced Frank Lampard as Derby manager.
Preliminary discussions about Rooney landing the position are said to have already been held between the Championship club and the striker's agent.
Derby owner Mel Morris is understood to be in need of another high-ranking former England international at Pride Park in an attempt to fill the void left by Lampard.
Rooney is on record admitting he could get into football management once he retires from active football.
"There's already offers which have been made, but at the minute I'm still a player and I want to enjoy playing, and then I'll see which offers are right when I do finish," he was recently quoted saying.
"There's an opportunity for me to go into management straight away and when I do hang my boots up, that decision will be made on what the ambition of the club is first of all, and what my ambitions are," he opened up.
Be that as it may, it still remains unclear how much Derby would have to pay to secure the services of the Englishman, considering he has more than a year remaining on his DC United deal.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported the Red Devils' record goal scorer is looking forward to becoming part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's backroom staff in the future.
Rooney's decision would calm his wife Coleen, who has told close friends that she wants to return home to England.
Coleen is said to be homesick and wants their four sons including Kai, Klay, Kit, and Cass, enrolled in UK schools.
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