Gareth Southgate offers help to Derby interim coach Wayne Rooney
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Gareth Southgate offers help to Derby interim coach Wayne Rooney

England manager Gareth Southgate has offered to help Derby County stand-in manager Wayne Rooyer with his coaching duties.

Rooney, who is still a player, has been in charge of Derby on an interim basis following the sacking of Philip Cocu with the 35-year-old recording his first win in the dugout on Saturday in a 1-0 success over Millwall.

But now the former Manchester United striker has been offered a helping hand by Southgate who said he was ready to help all young English coaches.

"All I would say is that if he ever needs any help, we're here to help him. We're keen to help all young English coaches. I also know Liam Rosenior there, who is also involved behind the scenes and is a young coach who is very promising, as well.

"We are just there to support if needed. We want English coaches to do well," Southgate told the Sun.

Derby is said to be on the lookout for a proven coach to fill the void left by Cocu as they feel that Rooney is still not ready to steer the team to greater heights.

With a new owner set to be in place soon, Burnley boss Sean Dyche is the favourite to take over the team although former England captain John Terry, who is currently as an assistant coach at Aston Villa, has also been mentioned.

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