Manager Wayne Rooney has accused Derby County owner Mel Morris after they were forced to go into administration. Their administrators revealed that the club has received interest from six potential buyers. The club announced that Andrew Hosking, Carl Jackson, and Andrew Andronikou from Quantuma would be the joint administrators. The move will trigger a 12-point penalty for the current season. They also admitted that a nine-point additional deduction will also be incurred for breaching financial fair play rules.

“In my opinion, it wasn’t sincere enough, it wasn’t heartfelt enough, and it wasn’t done with enough honesty. Obviously, he has moved on and we have to move on and put Mel Morris to the back of our minds,” Derby County manager Wayne Rooney said. “I personally haven’t spoken to Mel Morris since August 9. I still haven’t had a one-on-one conversation, no phone call, no text message. Nothing.”

“I find it a bit disrespectful, to be honest. Communication is so important, whether it’s good news or bad news, so we can deal with it,” he added. “He doesn’t have to apologize to me. I just found, as manager of this football club, getting questions from players and staff and not being able to answer, I was hurt by that. He’s put a lot of money into the club, and he deserves a lot of respect for that, but there are ways of handling things and it has left me disappointed.”

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