Wayne Rooney Ready To Work At Man City, Sends Message To Guardiola

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has claimed that he would be ready to join Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff should the Manchester City boss agree to have him as one of his assistants.

Wayne Rooney and Pep Guardiola

The former United player has faced difficulties in his managerial career. He was recently sacked by Birmingham City after a poor run of form which dropped the champions club to the relegation zone.

Wayne Rooney also had an unsuccessful time at managerial stints at DC United in MLS. However, he’s ready to learn from arguably the greatest coach of modern football, should the Catalan needs his service.

The former England international who nearly joined Manchester City in the summer of 2010 praised Pep Guardiola and described him as the best manager in the Premier League who has influenced the league and the managers that worked under him.

Wayne Rooney said he would “walk to Manchester City” if the Spaniard called.

“It depends [on whether I’d ever be an assistant] – if Pep Guardiola comes in and asks me to be his assistant, you’d walk there!,” he said on the latest episode of the Stick to Football podcast.

He claimed that the success of Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal manager could be attributed to what he learnt while working as Guardiola’s assistant, so he wouldn’t mind being an assistant of Pep as Arteta did a few years back.

“But you see what [Mikel] Arteta is doing now and I strongly believe a lot of that is from learning what Guardiola was doing and so it depends on what the situation is.”

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