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Wayne Rooney agrees to manage Derby on interim basis

Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has agreed to become an interim manager at Derby.

The decision was reached at by the Championship side after sacking first team coach Philip Cocu following a string of bad performance.

Rooney will however not be able to stay for long in the position as he lacks the required experience to manage such a club.

First in his task will be this coming fixture against Bristol City as the club navigates the signing of world class coach to achieve a promotion and to develop talented youngsters at the club.

Among those in line to succeed Cocu include former West Brom and Chelsea coach Robero Di Matteo and Eddie Howe a former manager at Bournemouth.

Following the departure of Cocu, Wayne Rooney confirmed he had left and that he has been appointed an interim manager. He wished him the best as the looks forward having a discussion with the players on Monday.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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