Wayne Rooney returns to management in shock appointment in the Championship


Wayne Rooney has returned to management in a shock appointment in the Championship.

Rooney has been out of management since his sacking at Birmingham City, who were eventually relegated from the Championship this season.

But the 38-year-old will return to the dugout for next season as he has been appointed by Plymouth Argyle.

The Championship side confirmed his arrival as head coach on social media, with the England legend replacing Ian Foster who was dismissed towards the end of last season.

In a statement, the Manchester United icon said: “Taking this role at Plymouth Argyle feels like the perfect next step in my career – and I would like to thank the Chairman and Board for the faith they have shown in me.

“This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting project. I look forward to helping to build a squad of players to play expansive football – and to entertain the Green Army.

“I have experienced first-hand how talented the existing group of players is here – and also the incredible atmosphere at Home Park. The club is on an exciting long-term journey, with a progressive plan in place. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of it.

“I can’t wait for the Championship season to start in August.”

First-team coaches Kevin Nancekivell and Simon Ireland as well as goalkeeping coach Daryl Flahavan will form part of Rooney’s backroom staff, with further additions to be made in due course.


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