Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has said that his managerial career is geared towards an ultimate goal of managing the club one day. He admitted to rejecting an offer to coach Everton in January, opting to stay with relegation threatened Derby County who were deducted 21 points this season for historical financial mismanagement.
“”The whole reason in me going into management is Manchester United. I got offered the job interview for the Everton job,”” he said.
“”I want to be Manchester United manager. I know I am not ready now but I have to plan everything I do to make sure one day it will happen.””
Rooney is Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer with 253 goals scored over 13 seasons, winning 16 major trophies during that time. Sources told ESPN last week that Manchester United have already spoken to Ajax manager Erik ten Hang and remain interested in the services of Mauricio Pochettino as they speed up their quest to finding a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.