Everton chiefs divided over Rooney return to Goodison Park
Everton chiefs are divided over offering star Wayne Rooney an emotional return to Goodison Park.
Chairman Bill Kenwright would love to bring the former Toffees hero back to the club as boss.
But owner Farhad Moshiri is understood to be wary over his lack of experience.
oney, 36, is lined up to replace axed Rafa Benitez.
However, Moshiri has yet to be convinced that Rooney has the credentials after just over a year in charge of crisis club Derby.
He is battling to keep the Rams up after they were deducted 21 points and placed into administration.
But the former striker has not distanced himself from the Everton vacancy.
However, Rooney says he is “flattered” by reported interest from Everton but has confirmed the Rams have yet to receive an approach.
Manchester United and England record goalscorer Rooney is the favourite to take over at Goodison Park after Rafa Benitez’s sacking.
Duncan Ferguson has taken over as caretaker boss and is also in the running to take over from Benitez on a full-time basis.
Rooney said: “I am flattered, but Everton will know if they are to have any communication with me they will have to go through the administrator”