Former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has agreed to the terms of becoming DC United’s manager for Major League Soccer, media reports said.
Rooney, who played for DC United in 2018-19, resigned from Derby County’s manager last month, ending the 17-month turbulent spell. Meanwhile, British clubs suffered financial difficulties and were pushed to the third tier.
Looney has been in talks with a club in the United States for several weeks, according to Sunday reports, to replace Chad Ashton, the interim coach he was in charge of after leaving Hernan Losada in April.
ESPN reported that Looney would join the club after the final details were revealed and a work visa was obtained.
DC United is second from the bottom at the Eastern Conference, scoring 17 points in 17 games. They lost to the Philadelphia Union 7-0 in the final match.
Looney scored 253 goals at Manchester United and won five Premier League titles and the Champions League at the club.
He joined Derby in 2020 as a player-coach and was appointed manager the following year.