Wayne Rooney has been appointed Derby’s permanent boss, the Championship side have confirmed.
The Manchester United and England legend has put pen-to-paper on a two-and-a-half year deal.
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Upon his appointment Rooney said: “When I first arrived back in the United Kingdom I was completely blown away by the potential of Derby County Football Club.
“The Stadium, Training Ground, the quality of the playing staff and the young players coming through and of course the fan base that has remained loyal and supportive.
“Despite other offers I knew instinctively Derby County was the place for me.
“To be given the opportunity to follow the likes of Brian Clough, Jim Smith, Frank Lampard and Phillip Cocu is such an honour and I can promise everyone in involved in the club and all our fans, my staff and I will leave no stone unturned in achieving the potential I have witnessed over the last 12 months of this historic football club.”
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