Wayne Rooney has quit as the head coach of Derby County after admitting that the club needed fresh energy as they enter an uncertain period. The club is still in administration during a period after they were relegated from the Championship into League One. The team put on a valiant effort to safeguard their Championship status but fell short due to the points deduction.

“Over the course of the Summer, I have been closely following developments regarding the ownership of Derby County. Today I met with the administrators to inform them of my decision that it was time for me to leave the club. In fairness to them, they tried tremendously hard to change my decision but my mind was made up,” Derby County head coach Wayne Rooney said. “My time at the club has been a rollercoaster of emotions, both highs, and lows, but I have to say that I have enjoyed the challenge. Personally, I feel the club now needs to be led by someone with fresh energy and not affected by the events that have happened over the last eighteen months.”

“I will remember my time at Derby with great pride and affection and would like to thank all my staff, players and of course the fans for their incredible support. I will never forget you and hope to see you all again in the near future and in happier times,” he added. “Finally, I am aware that the club still has interested parties who wish to take over the running of the club. To them I say this, Derby County is a great club with a great history and great fans. I wish you all the best and much success for the future.”

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