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Wayne Rooney wants to continue coaching English second division club Derby County – despite the serious problems at the club

It was only on Wednesday afternoon that Derby County had the next piece of bad news to digest after the appointment of an insolvency practitioner: The league association English Football League (EFL) deducted twelve points in the current Championship season from the traditional club Derby as usual after the opening of insolvency proceedings.

On Thursday evening, however, there was good news. Coach Wayne Rooney made it clear he wanted to remain a part of the club. “I’m not going to let the staff down. They need someone to lead them,” said the former England attacker. Accurate as in his playing days, he added: “I will fight for the club.”

Rooney can probably overlook the fact that Derby (who actually started with ten points from eight games) have slipped to the bottom of the second-tier Championship as a result of the points deduction. As well as the fact that the club has filed for insolvency due to financial problems resulting from the Corona pandemic and has appointed three liquidators.

The next points deduction looms

But the Derby County coach also admitted when asked that he probably wouldn’t be coaching the 1972 and 1975 English champions if he had known about the club’s exact situation in advance. And: Already in the summer, the Championship’s bottom team was only allowed to loan out a few players due to a transfer ban. Violations of the ban could result in further point deductions.