Wayne Rooney lands new job just weeks after former Everton star returned to football

Wayne Rooney
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Former Everton star Wayne Rooney has landed a new role at the Sunday Times for the upcoming European Championships in Germany.

The iconic talisman will be providing the news outlet with a column throughout the tournament, which gets underway on June 14. Rooney is already a pundit for the BBC as part of their coverage of the competition with England looking to progress out of Group C as they take on Serbia, Denmark and Slovenia.

After being sacked by Birmingham City after 15 games in charge, the 38-year-old returned to the dugout last month as he was named as the new Plymouth Argyle manager. Rooney replaced another Liverpudlian in Ian Foster after the former Al-Ettifaq coach was dismissed during the latter stages of last season.

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Times' Head of Sport James Restall confirmed Rooney's appointment. He wrote in a tweet: "Delighted that ⁦@WayneRooney⁩ is back writing for ⁦@TimesSport⁩ during the Euros. Here is the story of his three Euros - fascinating insight which is free to read now."

Speaking to Argyle TV following his appointment at Home Park, Rooney admitted that he would be balancing his television work and new venture in football management.

He said: "It's really busy, every day now is a working day if you like whether that's here or with the children and obviously, I've got some commitments with the European Championships.

"Ultimately, every day is geared up to bring players in, working with the coaches on how we want to play and getting ready for pre-season training.

"It's a busy month, I'm excited about it but the exciting thing is pre-season and really getting to work with the players."