In the near future, Wayne Rooney might emulate Steven Gerrard by taking on the role of managing a Saudi Pro League club.
The Sun reported that the England international, recently dismissed and having parted ways with Birmingham City just a month ago, is ready to stage a managerial comeback. He may venture into the Saudi Pro League, inspired by his former Three Lions colleague Gerrard, currently at the helm of Al-Ettifaq.
The Championship side owned by Tom Brady ended ties with the English coach a mere 13 weeks after appointing him as the club’s manager. During his tenure, the Blues secured victory in only two out of the 15 matches played.
Despite the abrupt dismissal, the 38-year-old maintains a positive outlook and is reportedly ready to embrace a new challenge.
According to The Sun, a source mentioned that Rooney “believes he learned a lot of skills which he thinks will hold him in good stead in the future” despite the challenges during his stint at Birmingham. It is reported that he has a keen interest in managing a team in Saudi Arabia and would welcome the opportunity.
Rooney and his wife Coleen recently caught the eye while holidaying in the sunny climate of Dubai. While currently on a break, it’s uncertain whether a Saudi Arabian club will extend an offer to the Manchester United legend in the future.