Former Manchester United and Everton attacker Wayne Rooney has revealed that he plans to move into management once he finally decides to hang up his boots.
Rooney is one of the most decorated players in English Football history and he has admitted that he finds it shameful that players who also had hugely successful careers do not stay in the game after their playing careers come to an end.
“Football is what I know. It is what I have done my whole life,” Rooney told the Mail on Sunday.
“I just think it a shame when you see players who have had careers like mine, when they have been footballers from a young age, you see them finish and they just walk away from the game.
“Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have moved into management and I think it is brilliant for those two. It is the right time for young English managers to step forward. I am sure in two or three years there will be clubs in the Premier League coming to try to snatch them away.”
Rooney is currently enjoying something of a career swan song in the MLS with DC United, after the 33-year-old left Everton during the summer transfer window.