Football – Wayne Rooney-coached club file for bankruptcy

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Derby County, which plays in the English second division, finds itself penalized by 12 points in the league.

“I will continue to do anything to help us through this difficult time,” said Wayne Rooney.

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The Derby County club (England D2), coached by former Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney, announced Wednesday that they had filed for bankruptcy, which will result in a penalty of 12 points in the standings.

Currently 12th in its championship with 10 points in 8 days, Derby will find itself last with -2 points, 6 lengths behind the current red lantern, Nottingham Forest.

“I can confirm that Andrew Andronikou, Carl Jackson and I have been appointed co-directors of Derby County Football Club from that day forward,” wrote Andrew Hosking, who will be in charge of trying to save the club, in a statement posted on the Rams website.

“The Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the club’s finances and on its ability to continue its long-term activity in its current form,” he explains.

Rooney’s commitment

“Our immediate objectives are to ensure that the club can play all its Championship matches this season and to find investors to safeguard the club and the jobs of its employees,” they added.

Arrived in 2020 as an assistant-player coach at Derby, a hundred kilometers southeast of where he did a string of exploits from 2004 to 2017 with the Red Devils, Rooney retired from player in January 2021 to be devote to his role as head coach.

He has pledged to stay at the club and do everything to help him in the event of bankruptcy. “I have said it over and over again, I am involved in this club and vis-à-vis the group of players and the staff. They matter to me and I will continue to do everything to help us get through this difficult time, ”he said last Saturday.

(AFP)

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