Wayne Rooney is set for a return to management with his former club, according to reports.
The England legend left Derby County last month, following a troublesome period at the club, and looks set to make an immediate return with DC United.
England’s record goalscorer spent a year-and-a-half playing for the Washington-based club, scoring 25 times and helping DC earn a place in the 2019 play-offs.
DC United and Wayne Rooney have agreed on terms, multiple sources tell me tonight. Rooney, who starred for the club as a player, will be their newest manager. #DCU
— Pablo Iglesias Maurer (@MLSist) July 11, 2022
If reports are correct, he will take over a DC United side who have been without a permanent head coach since the dismissal of Hernan Losada in April.
Chad Ashton has been in interim charge and the MLS side currently sit second-from-bottom in the Eastern Conference table.
Contracts being prepared - Rooney joined DC United as player in 2018 and he’s now back as head coach. pic.twitter.com/kxKH9ccNew
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 11, 2022