Derby chairman Mel Morris has insisted manager Phillip Cocu is absolutely behind Wayne Rooney’s arrival as player/coach and claimed the previous England captain’s presence won’t be a distraction to their Championship promotion hopes.
The 33-year-old touched down at Heathrow airfield on Tues prior to talks that are expected to conclude with a dramatic come back to English football at Pride Park.
Rooney is simply thirteen months into a three-year contract with majors football facet DC United, however, is anticipated to reject late interest from many different clubs as well as West Brom to sign for bowler hat within the next twenty-four hours.
Cocu won his 1st game in charge 2-1 at Huddersfield last night once substitution Frank Lampard as manager earlier this summer and Morris told talkSPORT: “The key issue on behalf of me was the conversation he had with Philip Cocu that was fully essential to the interest that Wayne has.
“I’m positive that when individuals hear news – it broke last night that was unfortunate – you’re inevitably reaching to get interested [from different clubs]. however, I’m assured this can be one thing we’ll get sorted out. Ultimately, it’s ne’er done therefore we’ll see however we have a tendency to go.
“From my facet of it, why wouldn’t you wish a player together with his background, his enjoying career has been extraordinary. He has incontestible his leadership qualities over there in America. who wouldn’t need a minimum of the chance for this? I will guarantee Philip Cocu is as excited as I’m concerning it.”