By Danny Wright
Ronald Koeman has decided that Everton will keep close watch over Wayne Rooney during international breaks in the future after he was caught drink driving last week, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that Koeman held crunch talks with the Toffees’ summer signing about his antics which grabbed national attention, resulting in the club’s hierarchy to review his training regime for the season.
It is understood that the Dutch manager has also decided to give Rooney, 31, his final warning after he signed him in the summer under the assumption that he wouldn’t be getting into this sort of trouble.
The report adds that the Everton senior player, who re-signed from Manchester United in July after 13 years away from Merseyside, will not be given a two-week fine by the club just yet as they do not want to “prejudice” his defence when he goes to Stockport Magistrates Court on September 18.
Rooney has been in good form for Everton since he returned in the summer, playing mainly as a striker.
In seven appearances this term, the ex-England international captain has scored two goals, both of which coming in the Premier League against Stoke and Manchester City.
Everton return to domestic action on Saturday when they welcome Tottenham to Goodison Park.