Wayne Rooney has spoken out about his future plans and ambitions.

In conversation with The Athletic, Wayne Rooney, who currently manages MLS side D.C. United, has shared his ambition to take charge of Everton at some point in his managerial career. Rooney said: “Everton and Manchester United are the two clubs…I grew up supporting Everton and spent a long time at United. You hope in the future something becomes available and my job is to make sure I’m ready.”

Rooney came through the academy at Goodison Park as a player, making his senior debut for the Toffees as a 16-year-old in 2002. Ultimately he would make over 100 appearances for his boyhood club over the course of two spells. In between those stints, he scored 253 times in 559 outings for Manchester United.

Whether or not the 37-year-old gets the chance to return to the Merseyside club for a third time in his career, this time as a manager, remains to be seen.

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Wayne Rooney’s managerial career so far

Rooney’s first job as a head coach came at Derby County – the club where he ended his playing days. He accepted the role with the Rams in dire financial circumstances and impressed with how he inspired his side, made up largely of youth team players, to battle bravely in the Championship.

The 120-cap former England man took over at another of his former clubs from his playing days – D.C. United – in 2022. However, Rooney is surely destined to get his chance to prove his managerial mettle in the Premier League at some point. Clearly, he would love for that chance to come with Everton.

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