Wayne Rooney has retired from playing active football.
He declared his decision after being appointed Derby County manager on a permanent basis.
The 35-year-old retired as the all-time leading goalscorer for both Manchester United and England making his profile a thicker one.
Rooney has been acting as interim manager at Derby since the end of November, but has now taken the job permanently on a two-and-a-half-year contract.
He hopes to be a good Coach for his new side.
Speaking on his new appointed, Wayne Rooney said:
“My future is in management. I’ve had a great career with a few ups and a few downs, but I wouldn’t change anything. But now, I’d like to write some history in my managerial career.
“My whole life has been playing football, so I’m fortunate that I’m still part of it. It’s a new chapter for me. Will I miss playing? Of course. But, time doesn’t stop. I’ve had my time, it’s time for the younger generation to have their time and for me to guide them.”
Congrats to him…