Wayne Rooney lands in Washington after agreeing a $1m-a-yr deal to return to DC United as head teach… but ex-England captain travels on my own after Coleen said US capital became ‘pretty at the back of the UK’ when he played there
- Wayne Rooney has agreed a deal to turn out to be the new head train of DC United
- Ex-England striker performed for the MLS franchise at some stage in 2018 and 2019 seasons
- He flew into Washington on Sunday night time for talks with DC United officials
- Rooney, 36, arrived alone with spouse Coleen struggling to settle there remaining time
By Adam Shergold for MailOnline
Published:08:03 BST, elevenUpdated:10:28 BST, eleven July 2022
Wayne Rooney has agreed agreement terms to turn out to be the new coach of MLS group DC United as the former England captain makes a return to the United States capital.
Rooney, 36, played for DC United in 2018 and 2019, scoring 25 desires in 52 matches, and was filmed arriving at Dulles Airport on Sunday night as he closes in on a return in the dug-out.
Rooney travelled alone, without wife Coleen who struggled to settle in Washington while he turned into a participant there.
He has been asking gamers primarily based in England to join him at DC in current weeks.
Wayne Rooney has agreed phrases to become teach of MLS team DC United, marking a go back to the club he played for in 2018 and 2019
The former England captain touched down at Dulles Airport in Washington on Sunday night time as he prepares to finalise his deal to take price of the MLS club
Rooney’s wife Coleen (proper) admitted transferring to Washington in 2018 became ‘tough’ for her
The Washington Post said that Rooney is close to agreeing a deal, with the ex-Everton and Manchester United forward telling reporters and fans at the airport he has a ‘few things to kind out.’
Sportsmail had revealed the information on Friday that Rooney have been lined up for a shock go back to DC United.
Rooney left League One side Derby County on the end of June having been unable to prevent the crisis-stricken membership from relegation out of the Championship.
He obtained masses of plaudits for the way he led a club in management and severe monetary difficulties.
You heard it right here first…. Sportsmail discovered information of Rooney’s go back to DC United on Friday
The Post record that Rooney is expected to agree to a multi-yr settlement really worth at least $1million (£830,000) annually. He will act as a consultant for DC United until he’s granted a work allow, which generally takes to three weeks.
By approach of assessment, a survey by means of Sportsmail from 2020 discovered that Championship managers in England, as Rooney became closing season, earn on common £878,000-a-12 months, at the same time as in League One that drops to £182,438.
Rooney will inherit a struggling team with DC 2d backside of the MLS Eastern Conference, having gained simply 5 of 17 matches up to now this season.
They had been thrashed 7-0 by way of Philadelphia in their today’s outing on Saturday, the heaviest defeat inside the history of the club.
Rooney had a successful two 12 months spell at DC United, in which he scored 25 dreams in fifty two games
Rooney will take over from interim train Chad Ashton, who is expected to go back to the assistant train position he has achieved for the closing 15 years. They sacked train Hernan Losada again in April.
Rooney, who become at Wimbledon with wife Coleen and son Kai on Friday, had a successful 12 months spell with the Washington primarily based side where he scored 25 desires in 52 games and energised the franchise, though his own family did conflict to settle within the United States.
The pass may be easier to manipulate this time round because the MLS season is due to result in October until teams are in the play-offs and they may be wrapped up in November with the World Cup in thoughts.
Rooney has spoken brazenly approximately his aims to keep training right here along with his closing goal to manage Manchester United but a spell back in America would add some other string to his bow as he seems to make himself a more carried out train.
Rooney and spouse Coleen were on Centre Court at Wimbledon on Friday afternoon
He has been asked to interview for the supervisor’s activity at Everton previously and could now not be brief of offers when they stand up inside the Championship or beyond after the manner wherein he dealt with himself and his gamers thru Derby’s conflict to live on – regardless of the limitations and points penalties that had been thrown against them.
However, Rooney’s wife Coleen might be reluctant for her husband to make the pass lower back to the United States, after stating Washington ‘is pretty behind the UK’ when the ex-Man United celebrity moved to the membership as a participant.
In texts to Rebekah Vardy in 2018, which were revealed in advance this year amid the Wagatha Christie feud, Coleen stated: ‘Hiya, desire your all week [properly]. We’re ok thank you its difficult being for your personal although.’
Rooney scored 25 goals in fifty two fits for DC United for the duration of years as a player there
She delivered: ‘Washington isn’t the nice….nice to go to however distinct to live. Not hundreds for the youngsters to do, mostly park, hardly any soft performs and such things as that.
‘It’s pretty at the back of the UK, which I never might have even though. But we will get used to it (I desire).
‘Wayne is loving it, and the kids are high-quality, settled into faculty immediately. So without a doubt satisfied they are fine. Thanks for the message love xx.’