The Derby boss has done a fantastic job at Pride Park in incredibly challenging circumstances given the financial turmoil the club is embroiled in
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The Clarets shocked everyone with their dismissal Sean Dych after almost a decade at the helm of his post. Dyche oversaw one of the most successful periods in club history, securing promotion to the First League twice and two top-half finishes in the top flight alongside a European League run.
Attention has quickly turned to who is being identified as his replacement, with many linking Rooney to the role given how he has worked in difficult circumstances while in charge of Derby. The Rams have had a total of 21 points deducted since the start of the season due to board-level financial issues.
Despite this, Rooney has ensured Derby can retain their championship status with four games remaining. Their closest rivals above are Reading, who have a nine-point lead over the Rams.
Urged on whether the Turf Moor vacancy could turn his head, Rooney instead shifted the focus to how Derby needs a new owner and claimed the club is moving in a positive direction. “Of course I’ve been asking for that for a long time. We are on the right track, we received positive news this week.
“The fans were incredible for us again tonight, as they have been all season – they stayed behind us and the players were brave on the ball. But beyond that you need character in difficult moments and we showed that.”
Rooney was asked if he would remain at Pride Park regardless of his side’s division if the club were able to sharply complete a takeover. The former England international made no secret of his desire to stay.
“Yes, listen. I said that before the game, it has to be done and for the future of this club. We’ve been close before and it didn’t cross the line.
“While it’s positive, we won’t move forward until it’s done. We have to finish it and I’ve been saying all along that I want to build the club. I want to bring us back to where I think we belong.”
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