Manager Wayne Rooney was displeased with owner Mel Morris as earlier this week Derby County went into administration. This week, when they filed for administration the Rams’ financial woes came to a head and a 12-point deduction dropped them to the bottom of the second tier in the football news.
After Derby County went into administration, Wayne Rooney accused Derby County owner Mel Morris of being “disrespectful” and lacking in honesty. In January, Rooney took over as permanent manager but the former England captain revealed the difficult circumstances he has been working under, as well as Morris’ apparent lack of communication.
On Tuesday, Derby’s football staff held a meeting with Morris, but Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney did not have one-on-one talks with the chairman as uncertainty grew and this made him upset. “In my opinion, it wasn’t sincere enough, it wasn’t heartfelt enough, and it wasn’t done with enough honesty,” said Rooney ahead of Saturday’s trip to Sheffield United according to Derby Telegraph.
“Obviously he has moved on and we have to move on and put Mel Morris to the back of our minds. I personally haven’t spoken to Mel Morris since August 9. I still haven’t had a one-on-one conversation, no phone call, no text message. Nothing. I find it a bit disrespectful, to be honest. Communication is so important, whether it’s good news or bad news, so we can deal with it.”
“He doesn’t have to apologise to me. I just found, as manager of this football club, getting questions from players and staff and not being able to answer, I was hurt by that. He’s put a lot of money into the club, and he deserves a lot of respect for that, but there are ways of handling things and it has left me disappointed. I have said how committed I am to this job and this club. Nothing changes,” he added.
“I am committed to this football club. I grew up on a council estate in Liverpool. I know how tough life can be. What kind of person would I be if I went and laid on a beach for a few weeks? We can stay up but if we get more points deducted, it will get a lot more difficult.”
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