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Tributes flood in for Wayne Rooney after announcing retirement

Wayne Rooney retires after being announced Derby County manager.

The former England international had a stellar playing career in which he won five Premier League titles, along with one Champions League and one Europa League during his time at Manchester United.

Rooney also played for Everton (on two separate occasions — directly before and after his spell at United), DC United and Derby County.

He is Manchester United’s record goalscorer, and is also England’s top goalscorer of all-time.

A number of tributes has began flooding in for Rooney, from the likes of Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker:

Today he has been appointed as Derby’s manager on a permanent basis.

The Championship club announced the 35-year-old former United striker had signed a contracted until the summer of 2023.

It’s not a long contract but Rooney knows he needs to get the ball quickly as manager.

Derby chief executive Stephen Pearce said in a statement: “We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Wayne Rooney as out new manager.”

Rooney has been temporarily in charge of Derby as interim coach since Phillip Cocu was sacked in November. The Dutch boss brought Rooney to the club and has been succeeded by the former England star.

Liam Rosenior, Shay Given and Justin Walker will retain their positions as part of Rooney’s backroom staff.

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