Wayne Rooney has been appointed coach of DC United, the MLS team where he played between 2018 and 2020.
Wayne Rooney returns to familiar territory. The legendary Manchester United and England striker was appointed coach of DC United on Tuesday, the MLS franchise where he played between 2018 and 2020, in the last years of his playing career.
Reconverted coach, Rooney comes out of a delicate experience in Derby County, where his work was nevertheless praised. Despite the penalty points imposed on the Rams due to their financial problems, and a very young and inexperienced workforce, Rooney had almost managed to maintain his team.
“Wayne is a footballing legend and one of the most exciting and dynamic up-and-coming managers in our sport. He has already proven in his young coaching career that he knows how to lead a group in adversity, said Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan, co-presidents of DC United.He has an understanding of our league and what it takes to succeed in Major League Soccer thanks to his two-year stint with us as a player. The passion he showed wearing black and red has electrified our city and our club and we are delighted to welcome him back as head coach. »
Ruthless competitor. Fearless leading.
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