I fell a couple of times. It’s not the widest and I turned around! ‘: Wayne Rooney opens up sleeping in the SOFA in his office to make deals and why he will NEVER leave the Derby amid the difficult administration situation.
- Derby County has been under Quantuma administration since September 22.
- The Rams are dealing with a 12-point reduction that could increase to 21
- Wayne Rooney’s side faces a battle of survival as they sit at the end of the table
- But the Derby boss has insisted that he will not leave the club in crisis.
Derby County is stuck in administration and sits in last place in the Championship, but Wayne Rooney has sacrificed nights on the couch and money out of his own pocket and has no intention of leaving anytime soon.
Rooney is struggling in management with Derby County and his start in managerial life has not been the smoothest.
The Rams are in the grip of crisis and sadness and Rooney has been unable to buy a player since succeeding Phillip Cocu in the league’s last Derby in November.
But the Derby boss wasn’t eliminated as he worked around the clock, even sleeping on a couch in his office, to storm the free agent market, signing six in August, including Ravel Morrison and veterans Phil Jagielka and Curtis Davies. , according The times.
Wayne Rooney has insisted that he will not leave Derby County amid administrative problems.
I fell a couple of times. It’s not the widest and I turned around, ” he said, speaking to Jonathan Northcroft of The Times.
I slept here for two or three nights. One that he was trying to get Ravel into and there were problems. I wanted to make sure I was here, whether it was midnight or one in the morning, to do it. But it’s much better to be here and talk to people face to face. ‘
Sleepless nights aren’t all that Rooney has sacrificed for his cause to keep Derby afloat. The manager even looked for a drone used in training, among other things.
The Rams boss worked around the clock, even sleeping on a couch in his office to sign players.
After Derby’s debts exceeded 50 million pounds, the club went into administration, which saw them gain 12 points, leaving them at the bottom of the Championship.
The deficit could worsen as an additional nine-point penalty looms over the ailing club for former owner Mel Morris’ violations of profit and sustainability rules, leaving Rooney paralyzed in hopes of bringing the club to the top. desk.
But despite the uncertainty surrounding Pride Park, the boss remains confident in his chances of surviving relegation this season.
The Derby is currently in last place in the league, but without the penalty they would be middleweight.
“Soccer is about having goals,” Rooney said.
As soon as it got to 12 points, I said, ‘We’ll stick around.’ If it turns [a deduction of] 21 points will be more difficult, but there is a realistic chance that we can reverse the 12 points by Christmas and, if we have, then. [if] another nine points [get docked]I’d be sure we could stay awake.
“If that’s the case, for the guys who are left with 21 points, imagine that on the CV.”
Rooney, an energetic fighter, is trying to turn the penalty into a challenge for his players, telling them it is an opportunity to make history.
Derby County administrators have filed an appeal over a 12-point deduction.
Assistant coach Liam Rosenior has even posted two tables on the walls of the training ground, indicating where they currently are and where they would be without the penalty: 15th.
Despite reports that the former Manchester United star would be interested in replacing Steve Bruce at St James’ Park following Saudi Arabia’s takeover of Newcastle, the Rams manager has insisted that he not be will turn its back on Pride Park.
There is no possibility of me leaving. The only thing I’m doing here is asking others to give it their all and trust me, so I can’t just go away and tell the players and staff, “Okay, see you later, all the best.”
Rooney was rumored to be interested in Newcastle’s job following Steve Bruce’s departure (left)