Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has reportedly rejected an opportunity of returning to his former club as per the report in English outlet The Athletic.
The Red Devils have announced that Ajax boss Erik ten Hag will succeed Ralf Rangnick as the new manager from next season. The Dutchman has been handed an initial three-year contract with an option to extend for a further year.
The 52-year-old will bring his coaching team to Manchester and there are reports circulating that another person will join the Dutchman’s coaching team who understands the club.
Few names have already been mentioned that the Manchester United hierarchy are looking to appoint and now the report in Athletic is claiming that former forward Wayne Rooney has been asked to join ten Hag’s coaching team.
However, the Englishman has reportedly rejected the offer and he is currently looking to work as the no.1 man. The forward’s current team Derby County has been relegated to the third division and he might be looking for a new challenge from next season.
It is completely the decision of ten Hag as to who will join his coaching team to help him out. Meanwhile, the Dutchman has taken on a huge challenge in helping the record Premier League champions in regaining their lost perch.
There has already started a debate as to how long the 52-year-old might need to take the club back to the summit. However, the United fans should not think like that. The main point is to improve the squad and implement the philosophy.
If ten Hag gets the proper backing in the transfer market then there should be clear signs of improvement on the pitch towards the second half of next season and in the following campaign. The Red Devils should not think about any objectives. The main objective is to improve the squad, and players’ mentality and implement a clear identity.
The rest should follow along with that. Meanwhile, the appointment of an interim boss in November is the reason behind this season’s downfall. But, Ralf Rangnick’s arrival has shown glimpses of improvements in the off-field activities. So, although the Old Trafford faithful had to endure a disappointing spell this season, the signs are positive so far and better things could happen under ten Hag.