Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney is set to emulate his compatriots Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard as he revealed his interest to become a manager once he retires from active football.
The former Three Lions captain told reporters that he wants to manage a team just as the former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard — who is presently the manager of Rangers football club in Scotland, and Frank Lampard, who is coaching a Championship side.
Rooney, 32, currently plays for MLS side D.C United as he surprisingly dumped Everton by the end of last season.
The former Red Devils midfielder/striker claimed the Toffees weren’t eager to see him remain at the Goodison Park, therefore, he made a switch to the Major League Soccer ( MLS) ahead of the 2018-19 season.
Rooney signed a three-year contract deal with DC United and is expected to stay at the club until 2021, after which he will pursue his managerial career.
During his days at Old Trafford, Wayne was one of the most important players right from the days of Alex Ferguson to José Mourinho’s tenure.
He joined the Old Trafford outfits from Everton in 2004 and went on to feature in 559 matches for the club in all competitions.
He became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer in 2017 when he scored his 253rd goal for the Red Devils.
His goals and assists were able to help United 16 trophies, including five Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League.
It remains unknown if Rooney will be a great manager or not – only time will tell.