Whilst Claudio Ranieri proved that winning a league title with relegation fodder isn’t enough to keep a job, Wayne Rooney is finding that breaking goalscoring records both internationally and domestically means equally little in terms of being regarded as an asset by your club.
All aboard the speculation train as Wayne Rooney looks nailed on for a move away from Old Trafford this summer but he certainly won’t be short of offers. Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have left vacant rooms in the MLS retirement home and China will offer untold riches to anyone regardless of age or ability, just as long as they’ve appeared on a Merlin sticker in the last 10 years.
A return to Everton was mentioned this week but does that make footballing sense for a club that seems to be in the assent or is it just a nice idea? The likes of Alan Shearer and Joe Cole will attest to the fact that there is rarely a place for “nice ideas” in football – even Steven Gerrard must be wondering what he’s done wrong following Liverpool’s wretched form since joining as a coach.
Sounds like it’s time for another Football Manager: 90 Second Challenge as we use the Sports Interactive masterpiece to plot Wazza’s next move. Wayne, if you’re watching, you may want to look away…