“It was more frustration from the time. Jose Mourinho was there, JT, Lamps and they had a great team. I just knew it would get to me, that I could boil over and it was almost a protection of myself but also a feeling that if you can’t win then not let them enjoy it as much as they want to.”
Rooney is currently doing an excellent job in attempting to guide Derby clear of the relegation zone, with the club just four points adrift of safety at the moment.
The Rams have been docked a total of 21 points this season after going into administration following financial breaches previously.
Rooney has impressed so much in the role that he was approached to take over as Everton manager in January before Frank Lampard was appointed as their coach, but he declined the opportunity as he wanted to try and complete a commendable success story at Pride Park Stadium.
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