Wayne Rooney handed open-ended return to Everton as a coach

Wayne Rooney, who is still deciding whether to accept an offer from DC United to end his career in Major League Soccer, has an open-ended invitation to return to Everton afterwards.

It is understood Rooney has already been told he would be welcome back as a coach at Goodison Park any time in the future. Rooney revealed that was his long-term aim in an interview with Jamie Carragher last February.

Having a guarantee of being able to start his coaching career at his hometown club might be one good reason why the 32-year-old goes to the USA for two or three seasons.

Certainly, there are influential figures at Everton who believe Rooney would benefit on and off the field from a spell in the US before moving into coaching, especially living with his family in the US capital. However, chairman Bill Kenwright is known to want Rooney to play on at Goodson.

 

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Wayne Rooney tells Everton that he wants to join DC United

Wayne Rooney has told Everton he wants to join DC United, with a £12.5million deal now close to being agreed.

As Sportsmail revealed, the former England captain is on the verge of joining the MLS club after his representatives travelled to Washington DC for talks.

Rooney’s agent, Paul Stretford, was in the US capital to discuss a contract that will run until the end of the 2020 MLS season.

hierarchy that he was ready to accept an offer that can be officially confirmed when the MLS transfer window opens on July 10.

It is believed Rooney will move to America’s east coast with wife Coleen and their children, having rejected the invitation to make a big-money switch to China after only one season back at his boyhood club.

The family are understood to have been reluctant to relocate to the Far East. The wheels of this move were put in motion almost six weeks ago when Jason Levien, DC United’s chief executive and managing general partner, contacted Stretford to revive the interest the American side first showed last summer.

Levien is also co-owner of Swansea City – fronting a large consortium who took over in July 2016 – but the Welsh club and DC United are treated as entirely separate entities, so Swansea’s potential relegation would have no impact on the Rooney pursuit.

Levien has been searching for a marquee signing this summer to coincide with the opening of DC United’s new Audi Field stadium, which opens on July 14.

The ground will only have a 20,000 capacity but it is state-of-the-art and cost nearly £300million to build, including land acquisition. DC United currently have one of the smallest payrolls in the MLS but will secure increased revenue through the new stadium and therefore have the money to fund the Rooney signing.

Sportsmail understands the club tried to sign Robin van Persie in January, before Rooney’s former United team-mate joined Feyenoord in Holland.

According to reports in America, they have also targeted Javier Hernandez, Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli, but Rooney would be the greatest coup and the name with the biggest global pull.

DC United head coach Ben Olsen said the club were trying to add ‘some high-end quality, I think that’s what we’re in the market for’.

Rooney has made his decision after becoming disillusioned with life at Everton under manager Sam Allardyce, who has deployed him predominantly as a midfielder.

He started the season well, scoring seven Premier League goals by November, but has only completed the full 90 minutes under Allardyce on four occasions. He reacted angrily to being substituted before the hour against Liverpool in April.

He scored the last of his 11 goals in December and was recently told by Allardyce that he could try to find a new club if he wished as the Everton manager could not guarantee him games next season.

Key members of Everton’s hierarchy – including chairman Bill Kenwright – would like Rooney to remain on Merseyside but it is believed owner Farhad Moshiri agrees with Allardyce, who is growing increasingly confident of staying on despite fan unrest.

Rooney missed Saturday’s match against Southampton due to a calf problem and it is unclear whether he will return for Sunday’s final Premier League fixture at West Ham.

The Everton dressing room is said to be surprised at the turn of events and some believe the team missed Rooney’s creativity in the 1-1 draw with Southampton.

 -Daily mail

Ex-prostitute Helen Wood plans tell-all memoir revealing details of tryst with Wayne Rooney

Their marriage has been under strain since Wayne Rooney’s infamous drink-fuelled night out involving a female office worker last year.

Now, Wayne and wife Coleen are braced for further turmoil with the publication of a tell-all memoir by former prostitute Helen Wood.

Rooney and wife

Wood, 31, who had a sexual liaison with the former England striker in 2010, is promising an ‘explosive’ book in the next few weeks, promising that ‘no detail will be left out’.

It is just six months since a distraught Coleen threatened to end her nine-year marriage to Rooney after he was found drink-driving and in the company of a female companion in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.

However, it is not just the footballer who could be embarrassed soon, because Ms Wood is planning a second publication in America which is set to name a famous British actor with whom she also claims to have had sex.

An injunction prevents her from revealing his identity in the UK.

A source close to Ms Wood told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Helen is ready to tell the truth and won’t be silenced.’

After her liaison with Rooney, she gained minor celebrity status, appearing on – and winning – Channel 5’s Big Brother.

Courtesy of the Daily Mail

 

Is Rooney’s Marriage On The Rocks? Wife coleen Spotted Without Her Wedding Ring

Coleen Rooney has reportedly stepped out without her wedding ring amid claims her marriage is over.

The pregnant 31-year-old was said to have taken off her £250,000 bespoke wedding ring and £200,000 engagement ring as she and her husband Wayne held crisis talks at their £6 million marital home in Cheshire yesterday.

Coleen – who is pregnant with the couple’s fourth child – had fled to stay with her parents in Liverpool, taking their three children with her.

It is not known how long Coleen spent talking to the former England player, but a family friend said yesterday: ‘She is seriously considering divorce and their marriage is hanging by a thread.’

Coleen is said to have been left distraught after a string of tawdry claims by a party girl at the centre of her husband’s drink-drive arrest in the early hours of Friday, and asked her husband, ‘How many girls are there?’

Laura Simpson, 29, had allowed Rooney to drive her away in her car after meeting at a nightclub – and claimed she would have had sex with him if they had not been stopped by police.

Mrs Rooney has discarded two diamond-encrusted bands according to The Sun, with a friend saying: ‘Stepping out in public without her ring sends a clear message to Wayne — enough is enough, this time things might have gone too far.’

Ms Simpson, a single mother of one, from Irlam, near Manchester, told MailOnline that she would have slept with Rooney if he had not been arrested behind the wheel of her VW Beetle car in the early hours of Friday morning.

It has since been revealed Rooney may have only been stopped by police initially because of a faulty £4 brake light on Ms Simpson’s car.

Had it not been for the minor traffic violation, officers in Cheshire may not have stopped the footballer in Cheshire on Friday night, according to The Mirror.

A set of two replacement brake light bulbs for a VW Beetle cost just £4 at Halfords.

Mrs Rooney, who has been with her husband of nine years since they were 16 and stood by him when he was caught using prostitutes, is said to have broken down, yelling: ‘How could you do this to me while I’m pregnant?

‘How could you be so stupid? The world is laughing at me because of you.’

Mrs Rooney has reportedly told friends she ‘wants to believe’ her husband did nothing more than ogle Ms Simpson, but fears he may have gone further if he had not been stopped by police.

-Dailymail

‘I Kissed & Hugged’ Wayne Rooney After He ‘ogled my chest’ Reveals 29-year-old Woman

This is the 29-year-old brunette who let Wayne Rooney drive her home in her car after a ten hour drinking session.

Former England captain Rooney, 31, was charged with drink driving yesterday after being pulled over while allegedly taking single mother Laura Simpson home in her Volkswagen Beetle.

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The Everton star’s pregnant wife Coleen, 31, was on holiday in Mallorca while he was partying near their £6million home, on Thursday night. She is understood to have flown home on Friday night.

Ms Simpson is reported to have downed prosecco and vodka in a ‘whirlwind night’ with the former Manchester United player in a bar in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.

They are later believed to have left together following a raucous night where Rooney was seen dancing on tables and singing Oasis songs in what sources called an ‘all-day, all-night’ drinking session.

She told MailOnline: ‘He kept admiring my clingy top and asking what size they were, saying “Are they real?” We had a kiss, a hug and some banter, harmless fun. I’m not a marriage wrecker.’

She described it as ‘a mad few hours’.

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Laura told MailOnline: ‘I felt safe with Wayne, his driving was OK. We were on the road for 10-15 minutes and then we thought we saw flashing police lights so Wayne slowed down, he wasn’t speeding, and stopped at the side of the road.

‘There were two officers, I think and Wayne looked really worried. He turned and said to me “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, you’ll be OK, I’m getting out of here”.

‘On reflection he was foolish for driving me car if he was over the limit, it was silly.’

She told The Sun: ‘Wayne was p****d right off and really worried about it. It all happened so fast. It was a whirlwind. I don’t know if it’s because I was that drunk but he didn’t seem that drunk to me.’

Rooney posed for selfies with fans at a host of bars and restaurants near his Prestbury home before attempting to drive home in a black car owned by the 29-year-old office worker from Salford, Greater Manchester, just after 2am.

-Dailymail

Rooney Announces Retirement From International Duties After 14 Years

Rooney a former Manchester united striker has today  announced that he no longer wants to be considered for international duty in a statement he himself released.

This is after a glittering 14-year spell with the national team which saw him become their all-time record goalscorer.

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No outfield player has won more Three Lions caps than the 31-year-old, who netted a record 53 goals across 119 appearances for his country.

In the forward’s statement he says Gareth Southgate wanted to recall him to the squad for the forthcoming games against Malta and Slovakia.

But the forward respectively declined — instead informing the England boss he wants to concentrate on playing for Everton.

‘It was great that Gareth Southgate called me this week to tell me he wanted me back in the England squad for the upcoming matches. I really appreciated that,’ he said in his statement.

‘However, having already thought long and hard, I told Gareth that I had now decided to retire for good from international football.

‘It is a really tough decision and one I have discussed with my family, my manager at Everton and those closest to me.

Rooney formerly on international duty
Rooney formerly on international duty

‘Playing for England has always been special to me. Every time I was selected as a player or captain was a real privilege and I thank everyone who helped me.

-Daily Mail

Wayne Rooney Becomes Second Player To Score 200 Goals In EPL History

Everton forward, Wayne Rooney became only the second player in Premier League History to score 200 league goals after Alan Shearer, when he opened the scoring against Manchester City yesterday as the two teams settled for a one all draw.

Everton 1-0 Stoke: Wayne Rooney completes fairytale return to Goodison Park as he heads the winner for boyhood club to earn opening-day victory

City had to wait until 82nd minute to get an equalizer through Raheem Sterling. Both sides were forced to finish the math with ten men after City’s Kyle Walker and Eveton’s Morgan Schneiderlin were sent off for receiving two yellow cards.

With eight minutes to go, Rooney’s triumph was denied by an equaliser from Raheem Sterling. Still, it was better than all but the most diehard Evertonian would have expected. This was supposed to be a comfortable three points for City, who last dropped points in the opening home game of the season in 2006. Instead, they were made to fight all the way.

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Ultimately, intense pressure — even with 10 men — told. Danilo crossed, Mason Holgate’s headed clearance fell short, Sterling finally beat the excellent Jordan Pickford with his shot. Morgan Schneiderlin was sent off for a foul on Sergio Aguero, his second yellow card offence, but it was too late for City to take full advantage. The locals had to content themselves with jeering Rooney as he was withdrawn during Ronald Koeman’s reorganisation. He’ll take that all night — particularly from them.

Rooney linked, he slowed the game, he calmed it all down. Somehow, he also found the energy to run farther than any Everton player: 10.7km.

And Everton hung on for a point. Against the odds, a team built largely on youth, with eight English starting players — the most the club has sent out since 1996 — held on against the might of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

-Dailymail

Everton 1-0 Stoke: Wayne Rooney completes fairytale return to Goodison Park as he heads the winner for boyhood club to earn opening-day victory

The bright new era at Goodison Park had a sluggish opening 45 minutes. Then, just as the tannoy announcer reported ‘One extra minute’, Sandro Ramirez fed Daniel Calvert-Lewin, whose cross was met with a terrific jump and header from Wayne Rooney. Cue bedlam.

Rooney never going to be denied the headlines on a first Premier League appearance for his boyhood club for 13 years. After all, he’s been writing his own scripts since he announced himself to the world on the same ground with a goal against Arsenal aged 16.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes didn’t even bother to namecheck him in describing the winner. ‘You know who was always going to be part of the story and that’s how it panned out,’ he grimaced.

Wayne Rooney completed his return to Goodison Park with a sensational header to beat Stoke 1-0 in their opening game

The Toffees forward ghosted into the box after pushing away Joe Allen before Dominic Calvert-Lewin floated the ball in

His header sailed beyond Jack Butland in the Stoke goal as he registered his first goal for Everton since leaving in 2004

Rooney sprints to the adoring fans as team-mates Daby Klaassen and Idrissa Gueye celebrate with the returning hero

MATCH FACTS, PLAYER RATINGS AND LEAGUE TABLE

Everton (3-5-2): Pickford 6.5; Keane 7, Jagielka 7, Williams 5.5 (Martina 45 6); Calvert-Lewin 6.5, Schneiderlin 7 Gueye 7.5, Klaasen 6 (Davies 60 6), Baines 6; Rooney 7, Ramirez 6.5 (Mirallas 77 6)

Subs unused: Stekelenburg, Besic, Holgate, Lookman

Goal: Rooney 45

Booked: Martina

Stoke City (3-4-3): Butland 7; Cameron 7, Shawcross 6.5, Zouma 7; Diouf 6.5, Fletcher 6, Allen 6, Pieters 6.5; Shaqiri 6, Berahino 6 (Chouplo-Moting 72 6.5), Bojan 5.5 (Crouch 72 6)

Subs unused: Grant, Johnson, Tymon, Adam, Sobhi

Booked: Allen

Referee: Neil Swarbrick 7

Attendance: 39,045

Season at glance

  • Team P GD Pts
    1 Huddersfield Town 1 3 3
    2 Manchester City 1 2 3
    3 Arsenal 1 1 3
    4 Burnley 1 1 3
    5 Everton 1 1 3
    6 West Bromwich Albion 1 1 3
    7 Liverpool 1 0 1
    8 Watford 1 0 1
    9 Southampton 1 0 1
    10 Swansea City 1 0 1
    11 Manchester United 0 0 0
    12 Newcastle United 0 0 0
    13 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0
    14 West Ham United 0 0 0
    15 Leicester City 1 -1 0
    16 Chelsea 1 -1 0
    17 Bournemouth 1 -1 0
    18 Stoke City 1 -1 0
    19 Brighton and Hove Albion 1 -2 0
    20 Crystal Palace 1 -3 0
Wayne Rooney's stunning goal on return

Wayne Rooney’s stunning goal on return

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AUDIO: Ghost Mulee Asimulia Jinsi Shabiki Aliyemkumbatia Rooney Alivyopanga Matukio Yote

Takriban wiki mbili zilizopita, dunia mzima ilisimama ili kutizama dimba kuu la kukata na shoka dhidi ya timu ya Uingereza, Everton na klabu ya Kenya, Gor Mahia almaarufu, K’ogalo, nchini Tanzania.

Mojawapo ya vitu au hali zilizoletea mechi hii mvuto mkuu ni uwezekano wa mshambulizi matata, Wayne Rooney kucheza dhidi ya magwiji hao mara kumi na tano wa ligi kuu ya Kenya.

Rooney ambaye aliichezea timu ya Manchester United kwa miaka kumi na mitatu na kushinda mataji yote ya kitengo cha vilabu, ikiwemo kombe la mabingwa wa ulaya, alihamia Everton klabu aliyoanzia safari yake ya kandanda ya kulipwa.

Kabla ya kusafiri kwake hadi nchi hiyo jirani, kulikuwa na uvumi kuwa mshambulizi huyo bora wa timu ya kitaifa ya Uingereza hangesafiri na wachezaji wenzake, uvumi ambao ulibakia tu kuwa uvumi.

Basi wananachi wa Tanzania walijawa na furaha mpwito mpwito kwani walikuwa na fursa kuu ya kutizama mojawapo ya wachezaji bora duniani, moja kwa moja.

Kama ilivyotarajiwa, Rooney hakuangusha matumaini ya maelfu ya mashabiki waliojitokeza kwani ilimchukua nusu saa tu kufungua orodha ya mabao, akipachika bao safi kutoka takriban mita thelathini na tano na kutikisa nyavu.

Huku mechi ikiendelea, mmoja wa mashabiki sugu wa timu ya Manchester United na mchezaji huyo alishindwa kuvumilia na aliamua kuvunja sheria za spoti na kukimbia ndani ya uwanja huo, moja kwa moja hadi kwake Rooney na kupata fursa ya kipekee ya kumkumbatia.

Lakini je, jamaa huyo alifanikiwaje kuwachenga walinzi wote waliokuwa mle ndani na kumfikia mwanasoka huyo? Ghost Mulee alielezea.

“Wajua juzi nilikuwa kutizama mechi hii kati ya Everton na Gor Mahia Sijui kama ulimuona shabiki mmoja aliyeingia uwanjani na kumkumbatia Rooney?,” Mulee alimuuliza mwenzake Gidi.

Sasa huyu bwana kabla ya kuingia kwa uwanja alisema kuwa alijua Rooney atawasili Tanzania na akaanza kufanya mazoezi kama majuma mawili kabla ya siku kuu. Anasema kuwa yeye wasiwasi wake mkuu ni kushikwa kabla ya kumkumbatia Rooney. Sasa alianzisha kikundi cha whatsapp kuwasiliana na wenzake kuhusu mpango wake na yeyote aliyemuambia hangeweza alikuwa anatolewa.” Alisimulia Mulee.

Sasa unajua mechi ilikuwa imesimama wakti huo, alitimua mbio hadi kwake Rooney na akafanikiwa kumkumbatia Rooney.” Aliendeleza usimulizi huku akisema kuwa, jamaa yule alifungwa jela kwa siku kadhaa baada ya tukio hilo kabla ya kuachwa huru.

Pata uhondo kamili.

Rooney’s Stunner And Dowell’s Late Winner Helps Everton To A 2-1 Win Over Gor Mahia

The much awaited clash pitting Gor Mahia and English side Everton ended 2-1 in favour of Ronald Koeman’s side at the Tanzania National Stadium in Dar-es-Saalam yesterday.

The game saw Wayne Rooney make his second debut for Everton after re-joining them from Manchester United, where he had spent 13 years. The

Three Lions all-time top scorer announced his arrival in a style in the 34th minute with 35-yard strike, which got Gor keeper Boniface Oluoch napping. Gor then equalised four minutes later through Jacques Tuyisenge. However, Everton had other plans as Kieran Dowell netted the second goal in the 84th minute.

VIDEO: After Eating In A Kibanda, Everton Squad Tried Out Cooking Ugali In Tanzania

Meanwhile, Not many would have predicted that at this stage of the campaign, Posta Rangers would have an opportunity to claim top spot at the half-way stage of the SportPesa Premier League.

Today, they have a chance to do just that when they host Nzoia United. Sitting pretty in fourth spot, two points off top spot, the mailmen will move to number one in the standings with victory against an unpredictable Nzoia.

Goals have been hard to come by for Sammy Omollo’s charges, averaging less than a goal a match but the acquisition of Kennedy Agogo Otieno is already paying dividends as he spared them from defeat last time out with a last ditch effort against. Otieno will be expected to line up alongside either Jared Obwoge or Dennis Mukaisi against Bernard Mwallala’s charges. After a rip-roaring start on their return to the top flight league, Nzoia have fallen by the wayside and talks of an unlikely title challenged have been hushed and replaced with fears of being dragged into a potential fight for survival.

The departure of Brian Omondi is the latest of the headache that Mwalala must grapple with as he seeks to keep the Bungoma-based side in the fight. To do that, he will need to rekindle the early season displays that accounted for no less a scalp than that of champions Tusker.

PHOTOS: Rooney And Everton Squad Arrive In Tanzania Ahead Of Gor Mahia Clash

Meanwhile Posta Rangers goalkeeper Farouk Shikalo did not make the cut for the Sportpesa All Stars team that will travel to Spain a week on Saturday for a series of friendlies. Shikalo was left out of the squad that will be handled by Harambee Stars’ coach Stanley Okumbi assisted by Harambee Stars Under-20 coach, John Kamau. The team doctor is Dr. Wycliffe Makanga.

The SportPesa Premier League All Stars team and delegation will depart Nairobi for Madrid (via Istanbul, Turkey) on Turkish Airlines flight at 5am on Sunday. They will land at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport at 6:20pm on the same day.

The SportPesa Premier League All Stars players, technical bench and journalists will then depart Madrid for Málaga from the Madrid Atocha Railway Station at 10:20pm and arrive in Málaga at 00:45 am. On Monday, the group will then be driven to Mijas La Cala Resort where they will stay and train until July 23.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Gor Mahia Jet Off To Tanzania Ahead Of Everton Friendly

The SportPesa Premier League All Stars will play Córdoba Club de Fútbol on July 19 at 10pm and Sevilla Atlético on July 22 at 10pm.

-The Star|FRANCIS WADEGU