'I just find it a little bit disrespectful if I'm being honest...' - Wayne Rooney calls out owner Mel Morris over his handling of the club's administration process
Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has said he is "disappointed" at the club owner, Mel Morris, over a lack of communication during the football club's administration process.
Despite the club announcing its intention to call in the administrators last week and confirming they had formally entered the process on Wednesday, Rooney has said he hasn't had a one-on-one conversation with Morris since August 19 - more than a month ago.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Rooney said he finds it disrespectful that Morris hasn't got in contact with him to explain Derby's situation.
He claims he has tried to phone him, but no one has answered. He added he rang Morris from the team doctor's phone, to which he picked up.
Watch Wayne Rooney's answer in full:
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When asked about his future at the club, Rooney said he has no intention to leave and that the news of administration means "nothing changes."
He said he wants to say on and fight for the staff and fans.
Though he admitted it will be a huge challenge to keep the club in the Championship after the English Football League gave them an immediate 12-point deduction after Wednesday's announcement.
The points deduction means Rooney's Rams have dropped to the bottom of the Championship table, on minus two points.
Morris responded to the claims made by Rooney on Thursday evening, telling ITV News Central: "Aside from the fact that these statements contain factually incorrect information I have no further comments as I see no benefit to the club and its mission to find a purchaser for the club and stadium from doing so.
"That is my sole focus and priority and will continue to be so."