Rooney Sacked As Manager Of Birmingham City After 15 Games In Charge

Wayne Rooney has been sacked as manager of Birmingham City after less than three months in charge.

Jan 2, 2024 - 12:18
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Rooney Sacked As Manager Of Birmingham City After 15 Games In Charge

Rooney took over the Blues at the start of October when they were sixth on the table but leaves them 20th and facing a relegation table.

Birmingham were beaten 3-0 by Leeds United on Tuesday.

Rooney won just two of his 15 games in charge of Birmingham City, losing nine of those.

A statement read: “Birmingham City has today parted company with manager, Wayne Rooney, and first team coach, Carl Robinson.

“Despite their best efforts, results have not met the expectations that were made clear at the outset. Therefore, the board feels that a change in management is in the best interests of the football club.

“The club’s board and management are fully aligned and will continue to drive transformation and take bold steps to rebuild Birmingham City into the organisation its fans and community deserve.

“The board would like to place on record their sincere thanks to Wayne and Carl for all of their efforts.”

Birmingham CEO Garry Cook added: “We are committed to doing what is necessary to bring success to St Andrew’s.

“Unfortunately, Wayne’s time with us did not go as planned and we have decided to move in a different direction.

“The search for a successor begins with immediate effect and we will update supporters when we have further news.”