EVERTON executives are divided over providing star Wayne Rooney with an emotional return to Goodison Park.
Chairman Bill Kenwright is keen to bring the former Toffees hero back to the club as boss.
But host Farhad Moshiri is understood to be wary of inexperience.
Rooney, 36, is in line to replace Rafa Benitez.
However, Moshiri is still not convinced Rooney is qualified after just over a year in charge of crisis-hit club Derby.
He is fighting to keep the Rams afloat after they were deducted 21 points and put into administration.
But the former striker was not far from the Everton vacancy.
He said yesterday: “I was raised as an Everton fan and I am proud to be mentioned in these conversations.
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“Everton knew that in order to have any communication with me, they needed to contact the administration.
“I see speculation. I know everyone loves a good fairy tale but there’s no way to approach it yet.
“I just focus on Derby County.”
Frank Lampard and Fabio Cannavaro are also being watched, while the Belgian FA has refused to sign former manager Roberto Martinez.
Duncan Ferguson started his second official career as caretaker coach today with a visit to Aston Villa.
He said: “I dreamed about being the manager of Everton. But I didn’t get the experience they wanted.”
Moshiri yesterday said he had full confidence in Kenwright’s verdict in a letter to fans – after splitting his stake in the club by 94% with a £100m loan to Everton to buy shares. his new.
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