Wayne Rooney quit as Derby manager to devote all his time to Coleen and his sons


The real reason football hero Wayne Rooney quit a £90,000-a-week job as manager of Derby County Football Club is to spend the summer enjoying the holidays with his wife Coleen and their children, according to the source

Wayne and Coleen Rooney enjoy a sunny break in Ibiza with friends

Wayne Rooney’s shock exit came so he could spend more time with his wife Coleen and their kids, we can reveal.

Sources close to the football legend say he quit his £90,000-a-week job as Derby County manager on Friday to support his family.

The dramatic move came after the couple faced scrutiny over Coleen ‘Wagatha Christie”s legal battle with rival footballer’s wife Rebekah Vardy.

Now Wayne, 36, is having his first full summer break in 20 years – dating back to when he and his school sweetheart Coleen were first stepping out.

Coleen, 36, and her husband are vacationing in Ibiza with friends including former Manchester United captain Michael Carrick, 40, and West Brom boss Steve Bruce’s son Alex.

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Coleen Rooney snaps a picture of her smiling husband Wayne as they enjoy a day on the beach in Ibiza


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It follows a no-cost family getaway to Dubai with sons Kai, 12, Klay, nine, Kit, six, and Cass, four.

Our source said: “Wayne has always had pre-season tours, World Cups, Euros. He hasn’t had a summer since he was a kid himself.

“He wants to spend the summer holidays with his boys. They are leaving school soon and he just wants to spend a lot more time with them and Coleen.

Coleen Rooney with the couple’s three youngest sons


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Wayne and Coleen Rooney relax on a boat while in Ibiza



“Had he stayed at Derby he should be back at work in about a week, preparing for the new season.

“That wouldn’t have left him with much time with the kids.” He just wants to enjoy a full summer with his kids – he’ll be the boss.

The former Everton, Manchester United and England star has stunned Derby fans at the relegated Championship side by quitting with another year of his contract to run. He had been widely praised for his efforts at the club which is struggling to survive amid serious cash flow problems and the search for new owners.

Coleen Rooney soaks up the Spanish sun on the deck of a boat with her and husband Wayne’s pals



But our insider pointed out that Wayne hasn’t permanently turned his back on his beloved sport. The source said: “He will be back, he loves football. Maybe after the summer, if the right opportunity arises. But you have to find the right balance between work and family.

The couple expect a verdict in the Wagatha case next week.

Coleen claimed Rebekah Vardy, wife of Leicester City player Jamie, 35, leaked information on Coleen’s private Instagram social media account.

Rebekah, 40, denied the charge and sued Coleen for defamation, which led to a £3million lawsuit at the High Court last month. Coleen, who this week posted photos online from their Ibiza holiday, wrote: “Magical memories, great friends, lots of belly laughs!! Very necessary.

Despite a string of past sex scandals involving Wayne, their marriage seems stronger than ever.

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