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Newcastle United: Wayne Rooney keen on manager job

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Lee Ryder has revealed that Wayne Rooney is keen on the manager job at Newcastle United.

The Lowdown: Rooney speaks out

Speaking to Derbyshire Live, Rooney was asked about the manager job at St. James’ Park following the departure of Steve Bruce, to which he claimed that he is ‘committed’ to Derby County.

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However, he did not rule himself completely out of the running, although he said that he has had ‘no contact’ with the North East club.

The Latest: Ryder on Rooney

Writing in his latest piece for The Chronicle, Ryder has revealed that he believes Rooney is ‘keen’ on the job on Tyneside given that Bruce has now left.

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He would also want to bring Shay Given with him as part of his coaching staff, a player who made a total of 463 appearance over all competitions across 12 seasons with the Magpies (Transfermarkt), and whom Ryder describes as a ‘Toon favourite’.

The Verdict: Avoid

Of course, Rooney was an absolute legend of the game as a player, winning both the UEFA Champions League and Premier League among many other major trophies (Transfermarkt), but his managerial experience is limited to just Derby and the EFL Championship.

With the likes of Unai Emery and Diego Simeone being thrown about as potential contenders for the role, unfortunately the Englishman just does not compare.

Nonetheless, the new owners need to make a statement with their appointment, and Rooney’s name certainly does not jump off of the paper.

In other news, find out which ‘incredible’ 9-trophy manager NUFC are eyeing here!


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