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first_imgWayne Rooney to join Derby County as player-coach on 18-month dealWayne Rooney was a big fan of Dutch manager Louis van Gaal’s coaching methods when he was at Manchester United and has been convinced that Derby boss Cocu has a similar approach.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 6, 2019UPDATED: August 6, 2019 19:51 IST Wayne Rooney has two years left on his contract with MLS club DC United. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWayne Rooney has signed an 18-month deal with Derby CountyRooney’s former England teammate Frank Lampard was appointed as manager of Derby County last seasonFormer England captain will join the coaching staff of Derby’s Dutch manager Phillip CocuWayne Rooney has signed an 18-month deal with Derby County and will join them in January 2020, the Championship club have confirmed.Rooney, who had previously spoken of his desire to go into management, will be joining the club as player-coach. Former England captain will join the coaching staff of Derby’s Dutch manager Phillip Cocu.Rooney’s former England teammate Frank Lampard was appointed as manager of Derby County last season and he took them to the playoff final, before joining his former club Chelsea.Derby County x @WayneRooney. #WR32Derby County (@dcfcofficial) August 6, 2019Rooney has two years left on his contract with MLS club DC United, where he had moved in June 2018. The BBC reported that Derby owner Mel Morris believes Rooney could help to get the club back into the Premier League.Rooney moved to the United States in June 2018 following a single season back at boyhood club Everton, whom he originally left for United over a decade earlier.Rooney was a big fan of Dutch manager Louis van Gaal’s coaching methods when he was at Manchester United and has been convinced that Derby boss Cocu has a similar approach.Rooney sees the role as a chance to get coaching experience and return home to be nearer his relatives.Wayne Rooney is Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer as he netted 253 goals during his 13 seasons at the club and eclipsed the record held previously by Sir Bobby Charlton.England’s most-capped outfield player boasts 23 goals in MLS, including 11 from 22 starts this term.advertisementAlso Read | Wayne Rooney in talks over Derby player-coach role: ReportsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Wayne RooneyFollow Manchester UnitedFollow DC UnitedFollow Derby County Nextlast_img read more

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President Sirisena thanked the MCC for selecting Sri Lanka for assisting under the Threshold Programme and recalled that the US has been assisting Sri Lanka for several decades starting with the help provided for preparation of a Feasibility Report for Mahaweli Hydro Electric project as early as in 1950s. “Today it is Sri Lanka’s biggest multipurpose project,” he said. The United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has selected Sri Lanka for its Threshold Programme, under which assistance will be provided for selected projects.The MCC Chief Executive Officer, Ms Dana J Hyde called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Loews Regency Hotel in the US and stated that the MCC team is already in Sri Lanka for the preparation of a feasibility report, which will be presented to the MCC Board of Directors in December 2016. The Board will, then, decide on the projects to be implemented in Sri Lanka, she said. The CEO added that the MCC will assist several projects to assist the realization of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Ms Hyde congratulated for the achievements of the government during the last one and a half year period and said that the world recognizes the tremendous achievements made by the government.Ministers Arjuna Ranatunge, Gayantha Karunathilake, Deputy Minister Ajith Perera and Permanent Representative Rohan Perera and Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam also participated in the discussion. (Colombo Gazette) read more