Wayne Rooney Bags UEFA Pro License

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Wayne Rooney, Manchester United’s all-time legendary forward has finally bagged his UEFA Pro License.

The manager of MLS side DC United, Rooney has finally obtained his Pro Licence after completing his coaching exams.

This feat undoubtedly showcases Rooney’s unwavering commitment to excel in the field of soccer management.

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney

The accomplished athlete has made remarkable progress throughout the course, demonstrating a commendable level of dedication.

Rooney reportedly delivered a final presentation to obtain his Pro Licence, which is a significant milestone in his coaching journey.

He assumed the position of Derby County manager in 2021 at the age of 37, choosing to take on the managerial job without obtaining his coaching badges beforehand.

Despite this, he maintained his determination to pursue his studies and successfully did so while also serving as the head coach of MLS team DC United last year.

It is understood that he had to make a final presentation before he could be eligible to get a Pro Licence.

Successfully completing this examination marks a significant step towards Rooney’s aspirations of returning to British soccer as a manager, especially considering his contract with DC United concludes at the end of the current MLS season.

The former England national team captain had expressed his elation having obtained his UEFA Pro License.

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Rooney took to his Instagram and Twitter pages to announce his latest achievement while also appreciating Neil Bailey’s effort in making his dream a reality.

He wrote: “Delighted to have finally completed my UEFA Pro License. Was a long process that goes back years into my playing days. Want to thank Neil Bailey for all his help over the years”.

Wayne Rooney’s future at MLS uncertain

The 37-year-old former England’s captain Wayne Rooney expressed his desire to extend his contract at Audi Field.

However, as the end of his current deal approaches quickly, it seems that his future in MLS is uncertain.

Wayne Rooney has expressed his frustrations regarding the lack of progress in talks over a potential new contract at D.C. United.

The Manchester United legend has been managing the Major League Soccer (MLS) team since last year and his current contract with the team in the US capital is scheduled to end this December.

In July, the 37-year-old and his agent, Paul Stretford, approached the club’s hierarchy to discuss the possibility of extending his contract.

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However, discussions regarding a new agreement have not made any progress since the initial proposal from the former Manchester United player’s side.

As the regular season in MLS nears its end, it is evident that Rooney is eager to have his future resolved.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Rooney expressed his concern about the absence of any progress regarding his contract.

He declared his slight disappointtment and frustration regarding the lack of contact for the past two months.

He said: “We inquired about a new deal. We would like to schedule a meeting to discuss the matter as we have not received a response yet.”

“I am capable of handling any situation, regardless of the circumstances. I had hoped that we would have discussed it in some way, but unfortunately, that hasn’t happened.”

Rooney’s achievement as a footballer

Manchester United’s legendary striker Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is best known for his time playing for Manchester United, during which he won a total of 16 trophies.

These achievements include five Premier League titles, a UEFA Champions League title, and an FA Cup. He has scored a total of 253 goals for United, including 183 goals in the English Premier League (EPL).

This achievement makes him the record holder for the most goals scored by a player for any single club.

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Rooney has scored a total of 208 goals in the Premier League, making him one of the top scorers in EPL history.

In addition to his remarkable club career, Rooney also accomplished impressive feats during his time playing for the English national football team.

In 2003, at the age of 17, he made his debut and became the youngest participant ever in the English team.

Rooney has represented the English team three times in the FIFA World Club, specifically in 2006, 2010, and 2014.

His managerial career

Rooney was announced as the manager of the England team at Soccer Aid 2020 in August 2020. He was then assisted by Sam Allardyce and goalkeeper coach David Seaman.

In the 2020/21 season, Derby County appointed Rooney as one of the four members of their interim coaching staff alongside Liam Rosenior, Shay Given, and Justin Walker.

The 37-year-old manager successfully improved Derby’s performance, leading them out of the relegation zone. As a result, he was officially appointed as the permanent manager on January 15, 2021.

On June 24, 2022, Rooney stepped down as Derby County manager and subsequently accepted the managerial position at D.C. United, which he officially began on July 12, 2022.

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