Everton striker Wayne Rooney is being urged to step away from football by wife Coleen.
The Sun says he is being asked by pregnant wife Coleen to take time away from football in a bid to save his marriage.
Rooney has been given a last warning by Everton boss Ronald Koeman after being arrested for drink driving another woman’s car.
And to save his family life, Coleen is urging the former England captain to seek “sympathetic leave” from the club mid-season to give them time to work through their issues.
Rooney featured in Everton‘s 3-0 defeat by Tottenham on Saturday, playing a full 90 minutes after Koeman said that he believed the star was mentally ready to perform on the pitch.