Sources: Rooney ‘open’ to being D.C. United supervisor

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Wayne Rooney could be open to the opportunity of returning to D.C. United to handle the MLS group, sources have informed ESPN, with the membership nonetheless trying to rent a everlasting substitute for Hernan Losada, who was fired in April.

Rooney, who spent 14 months with the Washington D.C.-based group between 2018 and 2019, resigned as Derby County supervisor final month after being unable to assist the membership overcome monetary issues and keep away from relegation from the EFL Championship final season.

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Sources have informed ESPN that the previous Manchester United and England captain is now having fun with time with household earlier than deciding his subsequent profession transfer.

However sources have additionally mentioned that the 36-year-old is contemplating choices, together with a return to D.C., who’re second backside of the MLS Japanese Convention after profitable simply 5 of 17 video games this season.

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Wayne Rooney would contemplate managing his former membership D.C. United, however no choices have been made. Nigel French/PA Pictures by way of Getty Pictures

League sources informed ESPN there have been discussions between Rooney and D.C. United, however presently it’s simply that and nothing additional superior.

When requested by ESPN whether or not Rooney was in discussions with D.C. United, his spokesperson mentioned: "A number of discussions have taken place with clubs — both at home and abroad — interested in the possibility of Wayne becoming their manager.

"Wayne stays fascinated about tasks that excite him while persevering with to develop his expertise and data as a supervisor.

"At this stage, no decision or agreement has been made with any club."

Chad Ashton is in interim cost of D.C. United whereas the membership try and recruit a brand new supervisor.

ESPN's Jeff Carlisle additionally contributed to this report.

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