Wayne Rooney

Derby County interim manager Wayne Rooney has made no effort to disclose his intention to take over as the club’s boss.

As reported on Futaa, he was recently announced as a caretaker coach after Derby parted with Philipp Cocu.

“I wouldn’t be an ambitious person if I sat here and said I didn’t want the job,” Wayne Rooney told a press conference.

“We all come into this game to play football and then you have a decision to make: do you want to go into coaching or management?

“I’ve made it quite clear over the last few years that my ambition is to go into management, especially when you see the likes of Steven Gerrard (Rangers), Frank Lampard (Chelsea) and Scott Parker (Fulham) all getting good jobs and doing really well at it.

“We have to get the next two or three games out the way first, but if they go well it puts me in a better position to put our names forward for that role.

As a former protege and apple eye of the iconic manager that is Sir Alex Fugerson, can it all armour Wayne Rooney with all the tools he needs to succeed in this unforgiving job?

“I have worked with some very good managers and possibly the greatest of all time,” he added. “I am not going to say I am going to do it like Sir Alex Ferguson. You have to work with the players you have got and you have to manage players correctly,” said the 35-year-old.

“There is an opportunity to show the different ideas that you have. But there are things you can take from other managers,” he concluded.

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