Derby County have appointed former England Captain Wayne Rooney as manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
The former England captain has been filling the role as the Rams’ interim manager for the past nine league matches after Philip Cocu was dismissed.
Derby chief executive officer, Stephen Pearce in an interview with the club’s official website said :
” We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Wayne Rooney as our new manager. Our recent upturn in results under Wayne was married together with some positive performances, notably the 2-0 home win over Swansea City and the 4-0 victory at Birmingham City.
During that nine-game run we also dramatically improved their defensive record and registered five clean sheets in the process, while in the attacking third we became more effective and ruthless too.
“Those foundations have provided a platform for the club to build on in the second half of the season under Wayne’s guidance.”