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Wayne Rooney admits he wants to be a manager after retirement

Rohith Nair
1.00K   //    25 Jul 2016, 13:07 IST
Wayne Rooney manager after retirement
Wayne Rooney does not plan to leave football behind after his retirement

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney revealed that he had plans of going into management once he was finished with his playing career. The 30-year-old, who also captains the England side, was speaking on a Facebook Live video when he admitted that he wanted to stay in football after he retired. 

Red Devils teammate Ashley Young was handling the Q & A session on Rooney’s official page when a question from a fan asked whether Rooney would like to be a manager one day.

“I would,” Rooney said. “Football is what I’ve done my whole life. 

“I'm currently in the process of taking my coaching badges,” he continued. “So hopefully when I finish playing I'll have that complete. And hopefully one day a club gives me the opportunity to manage and I can be successful doing it. 

Rooney even joked that Young could be one of his coaches if Young completed his coaching badges. 

“If you get going with your badges you can come in and be one of my coaches,” Rooney said with a smile. 

Young played along and replied saying he might just do that. “I might try that,” he said. “Hear that? He just offered me a job!”

Manchester Derby in China cancelled

United were on tour in China and were scheduled to play derby rivals City in the first ever Manchester derby outside the UK. However, adverse weather conditions and an unsuitable pitch has led to the match at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium being cancelled.

United will now fly out of China and head back to Europe while City stay on for one more game and travel to Shenzhen to take on Borussia Dortmund. 

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