Wayne Rooney told he will “never” get a managerial job in the Championship again

Wayne Rooney will “never, ever, ever, ever” get a job as a manager in the Championship, according to former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan.

The Manchester United legend looks set to embark on his second managerial venture at former club DC United in the MLS. His return across the pond comes less than a month after he surprisingly resigned from his position at Derby County.

England’s highest ever goalscorer appeared to be establishing a relatively impressive reputation as a manager, after a valiant effort to keep the Rams in the Championship, despite off the pitch issues resulting in 21 points being deducted from their tally. However, Jordan remains unimpressed and does not believe Rooney has warranted, and will never warrant, another managerial job in the second division of English football.

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“He is never, ever, ever, ever, going to get a job as a manager in the Championship or the Premier League – I guarantee you,” Jordan said to talkSPORT. “Because he has done nothing to warrant it.

“Look at the teams who are in there in that Championship. I know that Derby had a 21 point reduction and they got within touching distance. But often, it is easier to galvanise a group of players when you have got a certain amount there, and a certain amount of resolve, and everything is against you, than it is to build a side you have no impediments and no excuses with.”

While certainly not for the want of trying, Rooney was not quite able to maintain Derby’s status in the Championship, as the former Premier League side were relegated to League One after finishing in 23rd place. But while Jordan remains doubtful about the prospect of the Champions League winner returning to the Premier League or the Championship in managerial form, he does believe a move to the MLS could at least put him on the right path.

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“As far as DC United are concerned they just got stuffed 7-0 by Philadelphia and it’s a franchise you would expect to do better than its currently doing,” Jordan added. “It’s finished second from bottom in two or three seasons out of their last five.

“People think I have some particular agenda against Wayne Rooney even though I could not care less about Wayne Rooney. But the player is one thing and the manager is another and we are talking about Wayne Rooney the manager.

“At Derby County, when Kirchner was involved in the mix, I think part of the attraction of him staying there was this relationship he had with America, and with Kirchner being an American, maybe he could leverage him into America. If he wants to manage, why not, if this is the opportunity.”

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