'Today's players too rich to consider dugout' – Rooney says management aim not motivated by money

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The 31-year-old Manchester United record scorer thinks modern players must have strong desire to succeed taking the next step given their huge wealth

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says modern players do not have the financial need to go into management, but reiterated his desire to become a boss when his playing career is over.

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Rooney thinks any top player who wants to become a manager will be doing so for their love of the game, with vast financial rewards already banked from their playing days.

United and England's record goalscorer is already taking his coaching badges in preparation for his future and hopes for a long career in the dugout.

And the 31-year-old also feels bosses from his era will have more chance of success due to the extra motivation they will need to take that step.

"Players who are playing in this generation have enough money not to have to go into management, so the ones who will want to do it will be successful," Rooney said to BBC Sport.

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"Of course it is something I would love to do. When you get a bit older you start to think a bit more about the game. 

"My whole life has been around football and the minute I finish playing I would like to try and stay in the game. Hopefully I get the opportunity to manage."

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