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Wayne Rooney hints at interest in becoming Everton manager
Former Everton player Wayne Rooney has hinted that he could take up the vacant managerial role at Goodison Park, with the 36-year-old currently in charge at Championship strugglers Derby County
What’s the story?
It has also been reported that Everton chairman Bill Kenwright would be keen to see the former Evertonian take the managerial vacancy, but it is also believed that owner Farhad Moshiri could block the move given the 36-year-old’s lack of dugout experience.
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However, when quizzed on the possibility of taking the job, Rooney stated: “I think maybe down the line, maybe one day. I’ll always dream about becoming Everton manager, but of course, I’ve not quite got that experience.
“My job at the moment is to take the upcoming games, steady the ship, and the club will go through a process identifying the new manager. I’m sure they’ll do that, and they’ll bring the new manager in.”
The 36-year-old added: “You never know in football, do you? But at the moment, my job is to focus on the next game. That’s it.
“I focus on the next game, and what happens down the line will be up to the club. We’re always looking for the best managers in the world, and I’m sure we’ll find that.
“I’m the same as everyone else. I see the speculation on social media and in the newspapers and, of course, Everton is a club I grew up supporting.”
Everton should hire Wayne Rooney
The Merseyside outfit find themselves in a position well below where they aspire to be, but they still have four months to turn their campaign around, so they have to get this appointment right.
By hiring Rooney, the Goodison Park faithful will likely be buzzing given that they would find their team in a rare scenario where they’re managed by a boyhood fan of the club, rather than an overseas coach like Benitez, Carlo Ancelotti or Ronald Koeman whose ties might not be as strong.
Should Everton hire Wayne Rooney?
The 36-year-old’s strong connection with the Toffees and demand for a turnaround could ultimately prove refreshing and exactly what the club needs.
Granted, experience is a limiting factor with the Derby job his only permanent role to date, and the Englishman may be keen to see the season through in the Midlands. However, should Everton come knocking, it could prove to be an offer that Rooney cannot refuse.
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