Wayne Rooney has agreed to join Derby as a player-coach in January on an initial 18-month contract.
The 33-year-old will complete the current MLS season with DC United, which will finish no later than November, before making his return to English football.
Rooney, who has spoken in the past of his desire to work as a manager when his playing career ends, will work predominantly with the academy players progressing towards the first team in his role as a coach at Derby.
“I am very excited about the opportunity that Derby have provided me with. I am looking forward to joining Phillip Cocu, his coaching staff and the first-team squad from the start of January.