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Wayne Rooney has been offered the role of player-coach at Derby County.

According to the Daily Mail, Wayne Rooney has been offered a player-coach role at Rams.

Frank Lampard recently left as Derby coach to take the reins at Chelsea.

He was replaced by former Holland international Phillip Cocu on a four-year contract.

However, Mel Morris, the Derby owner is now reportedly keen to bring another high profile former England player into the mix as a player-coach.

Former England and Manchester United player and all-time leading goal scorer has apparently sent representative Paul Stretford to begin negotiations.

The position is with the Derby County Football club with a view to becoming player-coach.

Derby narrowly missed out on promotion back to the premier league. The Championship side will want to mount a serious challenge for promotion this season.

They feel Rooney may give them the cutting edge both on and off the field.

At 33 years of age, Rooney still feels he has plenty of playing days a hed of him. He has been in exceptional form in the USA.

Recently starring in the MLS All-Star game.

He has also scored some wonder goals, reminiscent of the Rooney of old.

Rooney himself has recently made comments about his long term future in management.

He said:

“I’m taking the steps to get my badges completed.”

“When I finish playing I’ll see what opportunities come up.”

“There’s already offers which have been made.”

“At the minute I’m still a player and I want to enjoy playing.”

“I’ll see which offers are right when I do finish.”

Rooney even said he has some options right now too:

“There’s an opportunity for me to go into management straight away.”