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Derby County boss Wayne Rooney reveals turning down Everton

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Derby County boss Wayne Rooney has confirmed he turned down the chance to interview for the Everton job.

But Rooney has vowed to manage in the Premier League one day.

Rooney was heavily linked with an emotional return to Goodison Park following Rafa Benitez's sacking.

And he revealed the Toffees did make contact to sound him out - but they were given a strong rebuff by the Rams chief.

Rooney said: "Everton approached my agent and asked me to interview for the vacant job which I turned down.

"I believe I will be a Premier League manager and am ready for that 100 per cent.

"I have a job here at Derby I am doing, which is an important job to me and that means me getting the team ready for Sunday."

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