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Sport Report: David Maddock claims Everton could team Rooney up with Rangnick-esque appointment

00:46  26 january  2022
00:46  26 january  2022 Source:   footballtransfertavern.com

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Everton may team Wayne Rooney up with an interim manager, according to The Mirror‘s David Maddock.

Wayne Rooney holding a phone: Wayne Rooney (2) © Provided by Transfer Tavern Wayne Rooney (2)

The lowdown

The 36-year-old is currently in charge at Derby County, who have been hit a combined 21-point deduction after entering administration and admitting breaches of accounting rules (via BBC Sport).

The Englishman began his playing career at Goodison Park, scoring 15 Premier League goals as a teenager before joining Manchester United in a £27m deal in 2004. He then returned to the Toffees for a single season in 2017 after his Old Trafford career came to an end.

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The latest

According to The Mirror, Rooney is on Everton’s list of managerial options, but his limited experience is a concern given the Toffees’ predicament in terms of sitting just four points above the Premier League relegation zone.

They’ve been looking at potential interim candidates, ‘pursuing a similar idea to Manchester United’, who have given Ralf Rangnick the reins until the end of the season. There is a possibility that Rooney could work ‘alongside an interim with an appropriate CV’.

The verdict

Rooney has done a commendable job in hugely difficult circumstances at Derby, hauling them off the foot of the Championship table earlier this month. Without those points deductions, they’d actually be knocking on the door of the top half.

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Everton’s hesitation is understandable – he has never managed in the Premier League before and they’re uncomfortably close to the relegation zone – but he has had to cope with mighty adversity at Pride Park.

With a more experienced hand to offer guidance at first, giving him the job might not be the worst idea, even if it would be a unique arrangement in the English top flight.

In other news, many Everton fans fumed over links to this manager

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Everton's Doucoure and Delph out for four weeks .
Everton midfielders Abdoulaye Doucoure and Fabian Delph are each expected to be out for a minimum of four weeks after sustaining injuries. Doucoure was forced off in the 65th minute of Saturday's 1-0 Premier League defeat by Aston Villa at Goodison Park due to a groin problem. © Getty Abdoulaye Doucoure was forced off in the second half of Everton's Premier League defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday Subsequent tests have revealed the 29-year-old requires a period of rehabilitation under the care of Everton's medical staff.

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