Manchester United and England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney has retired from football!
The 35 year old will now focus on being Derby County’s full-time permanent manager.
Rooney will be taking on a two-and-a-half-year contract, after being the interim manager at Derby for the past two and a half months.
In a statement Rooney said: “When I first arrived back in the United Kingdom I was completely blown away by the potential of Derby County Football Club. The stadium, training ground, the quality of the playing staff and the young players coming through and of course the fan base that has remained loyal and supportive.
“Despite other offers, I knew instinctively Derby County was the place for me.
“To be given the opportunity to follow the likes of Brian Clough, Jim Smith, Frank Lampard and Phillip Cocu is such an honour and I can promise everyone involved in the club and all our fans, my staff and I will leave no stone unturned in achieving the potential I have witnessed over the last 12 months of this historic football club.”
Throughout his career, Wayne had 764 appearances, 313 goals, 5 premier leagues, 1 Champion League, 1 Premier League POTY (Player of the year).