Rooney reveals favoured career path after retirementPublished January 25, 2017
Wayne Rooney is preparing for a career in management once his time as a player is over.
The 31-year-old veteran is moving into the twilight at his time at the top level, and his already put plans in place for the next step in his career.
A long, trophy-laden stint at Manchester United may soon be coming to an end, with former club Everton and sides from both the MLS and Chinese Super League reportedly interested in acquiring his signature.
But for now, Rooney, who recently became United’s all-time leading scorer after scoring against Stoke City last weekend, is happy to stay at Old Trafford and lay the foundations for his next career move, with the Scouser revealing that he is currently doing his UEFA coaching badges with a view to becoming a manager.
“I’ve publicly said before I’d like to go into management,” he told ESPNFC at a Football Writers’ Association dinner.
“Obviously I’d have to complete my badges, which I’m doing at the minute.
“I feel it’d be a shame to have the knowledge I feel I have about football and walk away from it once I’ve finished playing.”
Rooney has scored 250 goals in 546 games for the Red Devils since making a £28m move from Everton in 2004.