Wayne Rooney has once again reiterated his plan to begin a coaching career when he retires from professional football, but some fans think that he will be making the wrong move.
At the age of 31, the Manchester United captain is only expected to be playing top-level football for a few more years.
At the moment, Rooney has no plan to hang up his boots, but he is struggling to keep a regular spot in Jose Mourinho’s first team having started just eight Premier League games this season.
In total, the forward has made 26 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals and creating eight assists.
He has also become United’s all-time leading scorer after he surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton’s record by netting his 250th goal via a free kick in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Stoke City.
In an interview with BBC Sport Rooney discussed his plans for when his playing days are over. The England skipper said:
“My whole life has been around football, and the minute I finish playing I would like to try and stay in the game and hopefully get the opportunity to manage.
“I think when you get a bit older you start to think a bit more about the game and it’s something I’d love to do. Players who are playing in this generation do have enough money to not have to go into management, so the ones who want to do it will be successful.”
After hearing his latest comments, football fans took to Twitter to give their verdict on whether he would make it as a manager.
Unfortunately for Rooney, some fans do not feel very encouraged by the thought of the United star in the dugout.
Don't think Rooney can be a manager he has no GCSEs
— BrandonGFX (@RealBrandonGFX) January 27, 2017
I see Rooney wants to be a manager .. Someone had better load FIFA onto his computer for him first
— Mark Meadows (@Weatherman1965) January 27, 2017
Rooney wants to be a manager He'd need longer than 15 minutes for his teamtalk, erm well you know erm, at the end of the day like I said erm
— Paul Mchugh (@paulmchugh86) January 27, 2017
Cannot ever see Wayne Rooney becoming a successful manager. No doubt someone will give him a job, but he’ll fail miserably.
— Gary Marlowe (@gmarlowe) January 27, 2017
— Tim Buckle (@timbuckke) January 27, 2017
@iatedepays Rooney for management now lol. Will be the next £4 player soon
— Ross Dyer (@iatedepays) January 27, 2017
As long as its nothing to do with #MUFC
Rooney eyeing future in management https://t.co/TIGKFrDuh6
— When The Seagulls (@whentheseaguIIs) January 27, 2017