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Wayne Rooney reveals what he said to Derby gamers in first meeting and believes he’s on to ‘something particular’ with Rams

Wayne Rooney used to be a no-nonsense footballer and that’s exactly how he started his managerial career.

The Manchester United and England memoir used to be appointed permanent Rams boss in January after a formidable trail of results as caretaker boss.

Rooney has stated his intentions clearly from the outset

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Rooney has acknowledged his intentions clearly from the outset

And in an weird interview with talkSPORT, Rooney printed the ultimatum he gave in his first meeting along with his new gamers – give me the entire lot or win out!

“I deem I genuinely private the flexibility and knowledge to win us out of the backside three near the cease of the season. That’s why I took the job, I knew it used to be going to be a elaborate job,” Rooney said on Darren Bent’s Boot Room.

“The dear component I had to end used to be rating the gamers. I introduced honesty amongst the gamers.

“My first meeting, I said to the gamers ‘I interrogate plenty from you on the practicing pitch. While you occur to’re enjoying nicely, you’ve obtained an even likelihood of enjoying. While you occur to don’t must end that and put the work in, that it is seemingly you’ll leave the membership’.”

The players certainly know where they stand under Rooney

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The gamers completely know the put they stand below Rooney

Rooney signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Derby along with his first job of firefighting their season and pulling them away from the relegation warfare.

They’re currently 9 components sure of the tumble zone, so Rooney can perchance originate up fascinated by how the membership progresses.


He’s completely no longer taking into consideration beyond the Rams very perfect now.

He added: “I genuinely private to focal point on my job at Derby. I private I’ve obtained a immense job right here, a immense accountability to the football membership.

“Whatever happens in the prolonged trail, you don’t know pointless to claim, in case you’re asking any manager ‘end you private any ambitions to work on the cease, worship the Champions League or Premier League?’

“The indispensable component is how we recruit in the following 12-18 months. I genuinely deem that we’re onto something particular right here at Derby.”

What can Rooney achieve with Derby this season and in the future?

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What can Rooney end with Derby this season and in the prolonged trail?

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