ROONEY DEFERS HIS WAGES AT DERBY
New Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has shown that he has the interest of the club at heart by deferring his wages to help the English Championship giants through their financial crisis. Wayne Rooney has agreed to his weekly wages over a longer period in a bid to ease the financial burden at the former Premier League team. Wayne Rooney earns £90,000 on a weekly basis after he was elevated as the permanent manager earlier this month.
He was initially an interim appointment after Dutch tactician Phillip Cocu was fired from the managerial job last year after he led them to the bottom of the English Championship table. Wayne Rooney has won his last two games in the league and that run has lifted Derby County out of the relegation zone in the division.
Wayne Rooney was given a similar contract to his playing deal when he became the permanent manager at Derby County this month. The Manchester United legend signed a two-and-a-half year deal until the end of the 2022/23 campaign with the option of an extra year.
Wayne Rooney has agreed for his wages to spread over a longer period to help the club through this difficult financial period. He played a crucial role in persuading the other members of the Derby County squad to defer their wages while he was a player last season and the former Everton and D. C. United player has adopted the same approach as a manager. The financial crisis at Derby County has worsened this season as the Rams wait for Derventio Holdings to complete their takeover of the club since owner Mel Morris is not ready to inject more money into the club. Derby County players were not paid in full last month but they have been paid on Monday with the promise that their January salaries would be sorted on Friday.