Wayne Rooney reportedly in line to become Derby County next manager

Wayne Rooney reportedly in line to become Derby County next manager

- Wayne Rooney could be named as the new manager of Championship side Derby County

- The club's owner is said to be interested in the former Manchester United striker

- Philip Cocu is under serious pressure for him not to be sacked as manager

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Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney who currently plays for Championship side Derby County is reportedly in line to become the next manager of the English club.

Derby County have not been impressive this season in the English second division winning only one game so far and they are occupying 20th position on the standings after four games.

Philip Cocu who is the manager of Derby County is now under serious pressure for him to deliver by changing the fortunes of the club for him not to leave his position.

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According to the report on Daily Mail, Mel Morris who is the owner of Derby County is interested in appointing Wayne Rooney as the next coach.

He is said to have told current gaffer Cocu that they only thing that can save him from being axed is for his wards to beat Watford in their next game.

Cocu will now be praying that his wards should beat Watford on Friday, October 16, for him to have the chance to continue his job.

The County gaffer and his wards must be aware that Watford are occupying seventh position on the table and they have only lost one game so far this term.

Rooney is yet to receive his coaching badges and he will be in need of an experienced tactician to form part of his backroom staff.

John Gregory who once coached Derby County has been identified as the man to help an inexperienced Rooney if he is to become the club's next head coach.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Rio Ferdinand and Wayne could get physical in a friendly way in the squared circle as boxing promoter Eddie Hearn wants to host a charity boxing match.

The Manchester United legends have made a combined 1,014 appearances for the Red Devils and the Matchroom boss is looking to pitch Ferdinand and Rooney against each other.

Ferdinand, 41, is now a pundit with Sky Sports while Rooney, 34, is the captain of Championship side Derby County.

Ferdinand once thought about the idea of going into boxing back in 2017 after he ended his career with Man United.

The former England international was challenged to a bout by 16-stone footballer Adebayo Akinfenwa but the center-back never got his licence.

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