Rooney discusses Everton return as coach - but supporters don't want him back
Wayne Rooney is currently playing out the twilight of his career with DC United in America’s MLS, but it remains to be seen what his next move will be after he finishes playing.
On the BBC’s No Passion, No Point show, Rooney was asked by boxing promoter Eddie Hearn about the prospect of returning to his boyhood club Everton as a coach and issued a come-and-get-me plea.
On becoming a coach when his playing career is over, he said: “At Everton? It would be nice. You love your family unconditionally. It’s like that with Everton. It’s the team I’ll always love and grew up supporting. That’s in you.”
Rooney of course spent 2017/18 at Goodison Park, but failed to inspire much improvement in the team as the scale of his decline was laid bare.
Rooney’s brief return to Goodison has failed to sate many Everton supporters who still cannot forgive him for leaving to join Manchester United in 2004.
The striker is now making noises about having a deep feeling for Everton, when he spent most of his career elsewhere and that has riled supporters on Twitter.
We’ve taken a look at the best of the reaction online…
No ta mate it’s got disaster written all over it
— Andrew (@I_am_Fletch) May 31, 2019
Played football at such a high level, and he managed to sprout new hair, but, can he coach? 🤔
— No Bozos (@SchneiderErnie) May 30, 2019
Wouldn’t even have him as a coach driver. Not a good role model for our youth
— Steve (@swoods91) May 31, 2019
Unless Man Utd come calling.🙄
— John Fuchs (@fuchsy17) May 31, 2019
GTF you had your chance
— Johnny Appleseed (@saphiesdad) May 31, 2019
No ta' Wayne, An irresitible opportunity like managing Man. U. may come along, and you may get off on the eve of a new season. Thanks, anyway. 👍
— Colin Rice (@colingeorgerice) May 30, 2019
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