Former England captain Wayne Rooney will be a part of English Second Division aspect Derby County in January, the membership introduced on Tuesday.
The former Everton and Manchester United striker has signed an preliminary 18-month contract with the choice of one other 12 months.
The 33-year-old may even work as a coach with the primary workforce and academy as he strives in direction of his aim of changing into a supervisor.
In an announcement on Derby’s web site, Rooney stated: “I am very excited concerning the alternative that Derby County have supplied me with.
“I am looking forward to becoming a member of Phillip Cocu, his coaching staff and the first-team from the start of January.
“I am sure I could make an enormous contribution.”
Rooney will return to England after spending nearly two years at MLS aspect DC United.
He retired from worldwide soccer in 2018, after changing into his nation’s all-time high scorer with 53 objectives.