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McClaren names Rooney sole manager of Derby

Wayne Rooney will be in charge of Derby County on Saturday for their clash with Wycombe Wanderers.

Manchester United legend Rooney, 35, had been taking charge of the Championship strugglers along with Liam Rosenior following the sacking of Phillip Cocu earlier this month.

But just two days after arriving as technical director at Pride Park, Steve McClaren has decided the partnership was not working and handed Rooney full control by himself.

Rooney has the job at least until the proposed takeover of Derby by Sheikh Khaled Zayed Bin Saquer Zayed Al Nayhan, a member of the Abu Dhabi Royal Family.

That £60million deal still needs to be signed off by the football authorities after current owner Mel Morris agreed to sell up at the start of November.

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