The former English striker returns to the United States league after three years and will take charge of the team from the capital.
TheOctober 19, 2019that was the last time we saw to EnglishWayne Rooney on theMajor League Soccer (MLS)playing for himD.C. Unitedin a 5-1 loss toToronto F.C., in the first round of Playoffs; Almost a thousand days later, his return to the United States is made official.
After not having been able to maintain the category withDerby Countyin theChampionshipof english footballin his first formal experience as a coach after his retirement from activity in 2020, and after several rumors linking him to his former team, it is finally a reality.
Through its official channels,DC United reported the incorporation of Rooney as its new coachwho will arrive in the coming weeks, as soon as he receives his work visa from the United States, where he will sign a contract until the end of the 2023 season.
OFFICIAL: Wayne Rooney returns to MLS
“Wayne is a winner and a competitor. His work ethic and what he demands of himself and his players is second to none; Wayne’s approach to the game and the style of football he wants to play fits within our philosophy and we believe he is the right person to lead our club in the future.”stated the president of team operations,Dave Casper.
For now,Chad Ashtonwill continue as interim coach of DC United until the definitive arrival of Rooney, who in his time as a footballer in MLS played 48 games, registering23 goals and 15 assistsbeing chosen in the 11 Ideal of the 2018 season and in the All-Star Game 2019.