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Wayne Rooney reached agreement to become new D.C. United coach

The list of stars that have arrived in MLS is about to increase as multiple press reports indicate that the legendary former English player Wayne Rooney has reached an agreement to return to D.C. United, but this time to become the new coach of the team from the capital of the United States.

If this press report that was first reported by The Athletic's Pablo Maurer and later also confirmed by The Washington Post's Steven Goff is confirmed, the former striker who shone with Manchester United of the Premier League would return to the MLS team where he played in the 2018-2019 season.

Wayne Rooney has already landed at Dulles International Airport

To this journalistic information must be added the fact that social networks documented Rooney's arrival at Dulles International Airport this Sunday at noon, so it is likely that he has arrived with the intention of finalizing details and signing his contract.

According to Goff's report, Rooney would take the place of interim coach Chad Ashton, who would remain in the 36-year-old Englishman's staff of assistants, after he took over the position following the dismissal of Hernan Losada last April.

Rooney would become the fifth active English coach in MLS along with Inter Miami's Phil Neville, Minnesota United's Adrian Heath, Nashivlle S.C.'s Gary Smith and NYC F.C.'s Nick Cushing.

The man who last played at the professional level with Derby County of the League One (third division) of English soccer, had his first opportunity as coach with this team, however, he will face a situation far from ideal, as D.C. United is coming off a defeat at the end of the season. United is coming off the worst defeat in MLS history with a 7-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union and are the worst in MLS along with the Chicago Fire (17 points).

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