Wayne Rooney revealed that there are already managerial job offers on the table for him despite still playing for DC United.
At 33, Rooney’s career is now in its twilight phase and he’s chosen to see it out at DC in the Major League Soccer (MLS) division.
Despite his advancing years, however, the Manchester United legend proved on Wednesday he’s still very much capable of scoring wonder goals. In fact, he found the back of the net from inside his own halfway line to fire DC to victory over Orlando City.
Rooney has now taken his tally at DC up to 23 goals and 11 assists in 40 games since joining from Everton last summer.
Instead of making offers for his services on the pitch, though, clubs in England and the MLS are actually making managerial offers to the forward – who is yet to complete his coaching badges.
“Of course I’ve thought about it,” Rooney told Sky Sports.
“I’m taking the steps to get my badges completed and when I finish playing I’ll see what opportunities come up.
“There’s already offers which have been made, but at the minute I’m still a player and I want to enjoy playing, and then I’ll see which offers are right when I do finish.
“There’s an opportunity for me to go into management straight away, and when I do hang my boots up, that decision will be made on what the ambition of the club is first of all, and what my ambitions are and what’s right for both myself and that particular team.”
Rooney’s former England team-mates Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have both enjoyed successful debut managerial campaigns in charge of Rangers and Derby County respectively.
Lampard, in fact, is seemingly set to replace Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea next season.
Meanwhile, another Blues icon in John Terry now works as an assistant at Aston Villa and Fulham hired Scott Parker as their permanent coach this year.