Wayne Rooney has been urged to consider getting a better group of people around him after images of the Derby boss from a night out went viral.
Photos of Rooney asleep in a hotel room with some women circulated on Sunday, which subsequently gained huge traction on social media.
Rooney has since issued an apology to his family and the Championship side, admitting that he made a ‘mistake’ to get himself into the situation he did.
He told Sky Sports: “I made a mistake. I went to a private party with two of my friends.
“From me, I would like to apologise to my family and the club for the images which were going round.
“I want to move forward on this. I’m grateful to Derby County for giving me this opportunity to get this club back to where it belongs.
“I will do everything in my power to do that.”
While there were some suggestions Rooney could lose his job as a result of the incident, talkSPORT exclusively revealed he would stay on as Derby boss.
Discussing the story on talkSPORT Breakfast, former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara had a word of warning for Rooney.
“I’ve done it. I’ve been caught doing silly things and you learn from them.
“It gets to the point where he’s older now and he’s the manager of Derby County and he’s got to set a good example.
“The whole thing is unnecessary. But my question about this, and something he needs to look at, is who has he got round him?
“The circle around you has got to be trustworthy and close knit. You’ve got to ask where is his security? This is Wayne Rooney we’re talking about here, one of England’s best-ever players…
“Why are you letting that situation to even occur? You need people to look after you and have your back.”
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He continued: “He’ll be disappointed, especially the fact he’s now a manager and there’ll be a lot of scrutiny coming his way.
“I changed my circle when I realised the people around me were no good for me.
“When you take a step back and you look in from the outside you think [to yourself] these people were not good for me.
“Sometimes you’ve got to hold your hands up and just get rid of them and I feel like if those situations are occurring all the time [with Rooney] then you need to have a look at the people surrounding you.”