Wayne Rooney wants to return to coach at Manchester United when he hangs up his boots, according to The Sun.
The club’s all-time record goalscorer allegedly wishes to be part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s coaching staff, but that sounds a tad ambitious without having much experience in such a role.
A separate report from The Sun speculates over Rooney’s wife Coleen wanting to return home once his contract with DC United expires, and that could be time for Wazza to it a day with his playing career.
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The 33-year-old’s contract is due to expire at the end of 2020 – but now would be the right time to evaluate his options.
Former players – bar those from the Class of ’92 – seem welcome to return to the club, in a number of different capacities. Rooney could use this to his advantage in the coming years to earn himself a role, and a pretty big introduction to coaching that would be.
Of course, he will be used to the dressing room environment after years of playing at the top level. And now in the United States he’s getting a taste for something different.
Having working under some legendary coaches like Sir Alex Ferguson, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, it will be interested to see how he takes most inspiration from should he go on to become a manager one day.