Birmingham City Sack Wayne Rooney After 15 Game’s In Charge

Championship side, Birmingham City on Tuesday sacked Wayne Rooney, its manager.

The 38-year-old English international’s sacking comes in the aftermath of Birmingham’s 3-0 loss against Leeds United on New Year’s Day.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the club said,”Birmingham City has today parted company with manager, Wayne Rooney, and first team coach, Carl Robinson.

The former Manchester United and England forward Rooney, who left his job as coach of MLS side D.C. United to take charge of Birmingham in October, was subjected to chants of “You’re getting sacked in the morning” by his own team’s supporters at Leeds.

He has overseen an unwelcome slump down the Championship table, with the club dropping from sixth to 20th during his tenure after winning just two of 15 games.

Rooney who admitted he now plans to take a break from the game said, “Football is a results business and I recognise they’ve not been at the level I wanted them to be”.

Rooney replaced John Eustace in October after stints at Derby County and MLS side DC United.

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