Rooney, ex-Man U star, picks third job, appointed Birmingham City Manager


Former Manchester United and England player, Wayne Rooney, has been appointed as Birmingham City Manager.

The 37-year-old former England captain would join the Championship club on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Rooney succeeds Blues Head Coach, John Eustace, who was sacked on Monday after 15 months in charge, reported the BBC.

The ex-Everton and Manchester United striker’s appointment was the first managerial change made by Blues’ new American owners Shelby Companies Limited since they took over in July.

Rooney would be supported by his former England team-mate and current England Under-21 Assistant Ashley Cole and his old United colleague John O’Shea, the assistant coach of the Republic of Ireland men’s national team.

Carl Robinson and Pete Shuttleworth would also be part of Rooney’s backroom staff after both assisted him at DC United.

It would be Rooney’s third job in management following spells at the MLS club and Derby County and his first game would be at Middlesbrough on October 21, 2023.

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Rooney retired from playing and was appointed Derby boss in January 2021, following a spell in caretaker charge.

His time at Pride Park was marred by off-field troubles however he saved them from relegation from the Championship by a single point four months after taking on the role.

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