Rooney named Plymouth Manager

Wayne Rooney has been appointed as the new head coach of Championship side Plymouth Argyle.

The former Manchester United forward's managerial experience includes stints at Derby County, DC United in the MLS and most recently at Birmingham City.

Rooney said: “Taking this role at Plymouth Argyle feels like the perfect next step in my career – and I would like to thank the chairman and board for the faith they have shown in me.

“This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting project. I look forward to helping to build a squad of players to play expansive football – and to entertain the Green Army."

Argyle director of football Neil Dewsnip knows Rooney from his time as boss of Everton's academy, from which the striker emerged as a teenager.

Plymouth dispensed with the services of Ian Foster in April, just three months after he had replaced Steven Schumacher following his departure for Stoke.