Rooney reveals he rejected Everton due to Derby loyalty, as Toffees choose between three

Wayne Rooney reveals he rejected Everton due to his Derby loyalty #EFC #DCFC

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1/29/2022 8:45:00 AM

Wayne Rooney reveals he rejected Everton due to his Derby loyalty EFC DCFC

Wayne Rooney has revealed he rejected an opportunity to speak with Everton about their vacant managerial position. The Derby County boss is impressing under immensely difficult circumstances in his…

The 36-year-old admitted it was not an easy decision to decline talks with his former club.“They got in touch with my agent, my agent let the administrators know as well, and yes of course it was a difficult decision for me [to turn it down],” Rooney said.

Meanwhile, talkSPORT understandsEverton will make a decision on their new manager after the final round of interviewson Friday.Farhad Moshiri is in London to hold conversations with Duncan Ferguson, Frank Lampard and Vitor Pereira, as the Toffees chief prepares to choose between the three remaining candidates.

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If it is loyalty then that’s 1st class to turn down the team you’ve supported for life,no the other hand it could be he’s bottled it! Or the club is toxic and wants nothing to do with it a very strange decision either way Keeping derby up this season would be an unbelievable achievement. I can see why he wants to stay. I hope he does it.

He rejected an interview, big difference! I rejected an interview for a job once, well I say I rejected, I didn’t apply. In other words he wasn’t offered the job he expected to get and said he would stay at Derby for free PR. Can’t blame him, until fans stop being so deluded the any manager will be lucky to last 12 months there

Must be more grannys in dierby then Really goes to show just how shite the Everton job is, if Wayne would rather stay at a skint, relegation threatened club, who could be taken over by Mike Ashley or fold completely Top Lies Wayne

Rooney turned down Everton approachWayne Rooney ➡️ Everton ❌ 🗣 'I have a job at Derby, which is important to me.' 👉 bbcfootball dcfc bbcefl turned down by championship managers, they must be a complete mess behind the scenes I knew he would. What a total legend. He deserves great things in the future.

Rooney turned down Everton approachWayne Rooney ➡️ Everton ❌ 🗣 'I have a job at Derby, which is important to me.' 👉 bbcfootball dcfc bbcefl turned down by championship managers, they must be a complete mess behind the scenes I knew he would. What a total legend. He deserves great things in the future.

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“But I’ve got a job here that I’m doing at Derby County which is an important job to me.” The 36-year-old admitted it was not an easy decision to decline talks with his former club. “They got in touch with my agent, my agent let the administrators know as well, and yes of course it was a difficult decision for me [to turn it down],” Rooney said. Meanwhile, talkSPORT understands Everton will make a decision on their new manager after the final round of interviews on Friday. Farhad Moshiri is in London to hold conversations with Duncan Ferguson, Frank Lampard and Vitor Pereira, as the Toffees chief prepares to choose between the three remaining candidates. Betting Offer Of The Day WILLIAM HILL - Get 20/1 for Fulham to have 1+ shot on target vs Blackpool (mobile only) CLAIM HERE 18+. Play Safe. New customers using EPF20. Mobile only. Applies to bets placed from 17:00 26th January 2022 until 15:00 on 29th January 2022. Max £1 bet at 20/1. Returns paid as 4 x £5 free bets (30 day expiry). Player & currency restrictions & terms apply.