Derby County manager Wayne Rooney said Saturday he was committed to the English second-tier club despite the financially-stricken side’s impending administration.
The 35-year-old former Manchester United and England striker, in his first managerial role, insisted he wanted to help rebuild Midlands club Derby after a 2-1 win over Stoke in the English Championship on Saturday.
Derby led when Max Bird celebrated his 21st birthday with a 25-yard strike in the 32nd minute and Curtis Davies headed the Rams into a 2-0 lead two minutes later.
Rooney’s side could have gone even further ahead before Stoke pulled a goal back in the 58th minute through former Derby winger Tom Ince.
But Derby held out to give their fans something to celebrate amid the looming threat of a points deduction.
Derby announced late Friday the club’s directors “had no choice but to make the tough decision” to file a notice to appoint administrators following a failure to secure new owners and…
Source: Guardian Newspaper