According to Mail Plus, Derby County boss Wayne Rooney is now ready to make the switch to Merseyside to become the new manager of Everton.
The Toffees parted ways with Rafa Benitez after his side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Norwich City last weekend. It just didn’t work out for the Spaniard and recent results left the Everton board with no choice but to show him the door.
A report from The Athletic claimed that Benitez was saddened and surprised that the club’s chiefs decided to sack him after backing him with new signings and agreeing to sell Lucas Digne.
Everton fans won’t care about the Spaniard now that he’s gone, but every supporter is waiting to see who the next manager will be. Could it be Rooney?
Wayne Rooney is ready to become the next Everton manager
The Telegraph revealed this week that Everton are set to interview Rooney about taking charge of the club following Benitez’s sacking.
The Englishman has done a remarkable job at Derby County considering the circumstances there. He has led the Rams to win four of their last five games in the Championship, and that has convinced many people that he’s ready for a bigger job.
If Mail Plus is to be believed, Rooney too is interested in a return to Goodison Park and would love to become the new manager of the football club in the coming days.
Is Rooney the right man to take Everton forward? He really is an interesting option.
The Englishman has been hailed by many for the work he has done at Derby recently. Jobi McAnuff even labelled Rooney’s tactics as ‘absolutely perfect‘ following the Rams’ win over West Brom last month.
However, the Championship is incomparable to the Premier League. Rooney would be an extremely risky appointment for the Toffees considering where they are in the table at the moment, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be a success.
The Merseysiders really are in a mess right now following Marcel Brands and Benitez’s departures. They need someone to come in and stabilise the club and Rooney, even though he doesn’t have any experience at the top level, may just turn things around if given the opportunity to become the next Everton manager in the coming days.