Rooney set for Premier League return?

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Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney could be set for a Premier League return, with reports suggesting he has been shortlisted for a new managerial role.

On Sunday, Everton announced that they had parted ways with Rafael Benitez after a run of poor results saw them edge closer to the relegation zone.

According to Sky Sports journalist Alan Myers, Rooney is one of the managers being looked at as a replacement for the Spaniard after impressing with Championship side Derby County.

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This move would see the head coach return to his boyhood club, with whom he began his senior professional playing career at the age of just 16 in 2002.

Rooney has had to deal with a number of difficult issues in his first managerial role with the Rams, with the club's dire financial situation having seen them being placed under a transfer embargo and receiving a 21-point deduction.

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Despite the troubles the 36-year-old has faced at Pride Park, Derby secured a win over Sheffield United on the weekend to see them move off the foot of the Championship table.

Rooney is not the only name being considered by Everton as Benitez's replacement, though, with his former England teammate Frank Lampard and Belgium boss Roberto Martinez also among the head coaches who could take charge of the Merseyside club next.

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