Wayne Rooney outlined his want to grow to be a top-level supervisor like former England teammates Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard as he ready for his first match as interim coach of second-tier English membership Derby.
Derby fired former Netherlands worldwide Phillip Cocu after slipping to final place within the Championship and has turned to Rooney on a short lived foundation.
His first sport in cost is towards Bristol Metropolis on Saturday however the document scorer for Manchester United and England is considering for much longer time period, having been impressed by the appointments of Lampard at Chelsea and Gerrard at Scottish group Rangers.
“I’ve made it fairly clear in the previous few years my ambition is to enter administration,” the 35-year-old Rooney mentioned, “particularly with guys like Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Scott Parker (Fulham) all getting good jobs and doing very well.
“I wouldn’t be an formidable particular person if I mentioned I didn’t need the job.”
Derby is awaiting the completion of a takeover bid led by Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan — a member of the ruling household of the emirate of Abu Dhabi and the cousin of Manchester Metropolis proprietor Sheikh Mansour — earlier than making its subsequent managerial transfer.
Rooney and his fellow coaches within the interim set-up — Liam Rosenior, Justin Walker and Shay Given — had an introductory video name with the potential new house owners this week.
Rooney stays a player-coach, however his acknowledged ambition suggests his taking part in days could possibly be coming to an finish.
“Whereas I’m on this place, I’ll give myself a brand new three-year deal,” he mentioned, laughing.
“I do know I’m within the twilight of my profession. We’ll have to attend and see what occurs transferring ahead. For now, I’ve received my toes in each dressing rooms, as a participant and making an attempt to assist lead the group, and we’ll see the place this takes us.”