Wayne Rooney revealed he spoke to Steven Gerrard earlier than he was introduced as Derby County boss.
In taking the reins at Satisfaction Park, the Manchester United legend retired from enjoying soccer and is worked up concerning the subsequent chapter in his life.
And Rooney has seemingly already requested for a couple of pointers from these with extra expertise in administration, with former teammate Gerrard being accountable for Rangers since 2018.
Rooney advised talkSPORT: “This second has been coming when it comes to me stopping enjoying, I’ve come to phrases with that during the last two months and now I’ve obtained a brand new pleasure, a brand new buzz to fulfil my potential as a supervisor so I’m excited.
“I spoke to Steven Gerrard yesterday truly. Clearly he’s buddy of mine and I spoke to him to have a chat and had chat with him.
“In fact I’ve been talking to gamers just a little bit older than me however I’ve gone down the managerial route at a younger age. I can solely profit from that.
“We might have totally different concepts, totally different types with how we strategy the sport however there’s no hurt talking to them and studying from their experiences and what they’ve been by way of within the final couple of years.”
Rooney was additionally requested by talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams about his favorite reminiscences throughout his enjoying profession.
Abrahams, a die onerous West Ham fan, begged Rooney to not say it was his purpose for from the midway line at Upton Park whereas enjoying for Man United in 2014.
However Rooney had an excellent response, correcting Abrahams on his details, having additionally knocked in a purpose from midway in opposition to West Ham throughout his second spell at Everton in 2017.
He cheekily stated: “There have been two in opposition to West Ham from the midway line, which one?”
Rooney added: “There have been so many however the first Premier League winners’ medal was an enormous second for us as a group. That was the beginning of our group happening a run of dominance.
“Clearly there was the Champions League and I feel a giant second for me was successful the FA Cup which I watched Everton do as a fan in ’95. I misplaced two finals and didn’t suppose it was going to occur however then gained it as captain and to elevate the FA Cup at Wembley was a particular second.”