Plenty of Everton fans have been hailing former Blues star Wayne Rooney as the Daily Mail have reported that he will take interim charge at Derby County.
As per the news outlet, the Rams decided to sack Phillip Cocu as they fell to the bottom of the EFL Championship and the former Everton star will be given the interim manager’s role.
Should Rooney manage Everton one day?
Indeed, members of the Goodison Park faithful have rather fond memories of Rooney as he had two separate spells at the Merseyside club.
The now 35-year-old scored 28 goals and made a further four assists in 117 games in total overall competitions across his separate terms (Transfermarkt), establishing himself in the hearts of several Toffees.
He is probably best known for the many accolades that he won under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, but the Blues have not forgotten the teenage boy who started at EFC and who is now taking his chance at management.
Everton fan reaction to Rooney appointment
These supporters hailed Rooney upon learning about his appointment as interim manager on Twitter, with one fan branding the former England international as a ‘winner’:
Really hope Wayne does well at County. All the very best Wayne.
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) November 15, 2020
i think he’ll do a good job he’s a winner & will take no messing good luck lad
— scott barton-caldwell (@scozzabc) November 14, 2020
Rooney has a football brain, that’s why he was as good as he was
— Alex Metcalfe (@AlexMetcalfe79) November 14, 2020
If he becomes half as good a manager as he was a player, Derby have just made a masterstroke. Good luck to him.
— Charles Jones (@ChazJ) November 15, 2020
He completely understands football, the tactics, training, skills, etc. I think he will be a good coach.
— Richard is trying to be better. (@RJSisagrandad) November 15, 2020
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