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It’s funny how people are quick to criticise but are also beneficiaries of the same act they criticised.
Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney recently slammed Chelsea for sacking Frank Lampard.
Rooney said: “I wasn’t surprised to see Frank get sacked if I’m being honest.
“That’s obviously the way Chelsea operate their business. I’m sure Frank would have known that going in there.
“Since Roman Abramovich came in he doesn’t tend to give managers that much time to put their ideas in place. They demand almost instant success and if you don’t get it you will pay the price.
“But I think he deserved more time. He did a great job last year, playing a lot of young lads and making the Champions League. This season he has brought new players in who will take time to challenge for the titles.
“I don’t think they were too far away points-wise from being able to challenge. So it is disappointing for Frank and his staff. But they will have known going in there – Chelsea demand trophies.”
Rooney is now boss of Championship club Derby County but he got the job after Phillip Cocu, who brought him to the Championship club, was sacked.
Cocu signed a four-year contract to become Derby County boss in 2019 but was sacked last November after winning just one in 11 league games.
Judging Rooney by his principles, he shouldn’t have accepted the Derby job because Cocu wasn’t given time to turn things around. It was just his second season as Derby County boss (after replacing Lampard) and should have been allowed to finish his four year contract.
Instead of slamming Derby County for sacking Cocu and not giving him time at Derby, Rooney was happy to be appointed as Derby boss.
No manager has the right to criticise clubs for sacking managers as they have also benefitted from these sacks. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became Manchester United boss because Jose Mourinho was sacked. Mourinho became Tottenham Hotspur boss because Mauricio Pochettino was sacked. Pep Guardiola agreed to join Manchester City while Manuel Pellegrini was still in charge. Jurgen Klopp only became Liverpool boss because Brendan Rodgers was sacked.
I just think it’s quite hypocritical for managers to accuse clubs of not sticking with managers when they actually benefit from these sacks.
Rooney shouldn’t be a hypocrite. He is Derby County manager because Cocu was SACKED.