Wayne Rooney interested in Newcastle United job
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Wayne Rooney interested in Newcastle United job

Derby County manager Wayne Rooney would like to manage Newcastle United if they send manager Steve Bruce home.

Bruce is under pressure at St James Park following a takeover of the club and there have been a series of names fronted to replace the former Sunderland man who should be on his way out of the club in the coming weeks.

Rooney has been doing well with Derby despite their financial struggles and while he has expressed his desire to stay in the Midlands, the Chronicle reports that he would jump at the chance to replace Bruce in the northeast and he’ll be waiting should the opportunity arise.

Rooney took his first steps into management by taking over the Rams from Philip Cocu last season and the club is in disarray, with Derby in administration and rooted to the bottom of the Championship after a 12-point deduction.

The Magpies’ new Saudi owners gave Bruce a stay of execution by allowing him to take charge of Sunday’s 3-2 defeat against Tottenham but reports are rife that the manager will be out of the club if the new owners get a high profile new coach who is set to be backed with funds in the January window.

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