"I'm excited, it's a challenge which is the right time in my career. This isn't a retirement home," the 32 year old said.
"Obviously Ronald [Koeman] has ideas and the players we're bringing in, it's on us. It's one thing saying we want to win trophies but it's on us to do it."
Rooney added: "Once I knew Ronald was interested in bringing me back to Everton it was a no-brainer, it's where I wanted to play.
"It's an exciting time, we're moving forward, we're signing the right players, we hope it can be a very good year for us.
"For us all, you want to do better than the previous year. We want to keep pushing and try to bring trophies to the club."