Wayne Rooney returns to MLS: he’s the new head coach of DC United – International Soccer – Sports


Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney, former English footballer.

Former English football personality Wayne Rooney reaches agreement to direct DC United out of the North American League (MLS)a franchise he played for between 2018 and 2019, US media reported on Sunday.

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Wayne Rooney won five Premier League titles with Manchester United and scored 53 goals for England.

Rooney, 36, landed in Washington, D.C. on Sunday and will join the squad once visa procedures are completed, ESPN chain and digital media outlet “The Athletic” reported.

The Englishman will replace Argentine Hernan Losada as head coach of DC United, who was sacked due to poor results with only six games of the season played.

The team also did not bounce back after Losada’s departure and is currently ranked penultimate in the Eastern Conference with 17 points from 17 games. The capital team, led by interim coach Chad Ashton, suffered a devastating 7-0 win over Philadelphia Union on Friday.

Rooney, in turn, left the Derby County seat at the end of June, as it was his first experience as a coach, after the team was relegated to the First Division (Third Division) due to financial problems.

The former England captain joined Derby County as a player in 2020 after leaving DC United, scoring 23 goals in 48 games in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Previously, Rooney played 13 years at Manchester United where he scored 183 goals and won five Premier League titles. and the European Champions League.

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