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Wayne Rooney sacked as Birmingham City manager after 83 days in charge

Championship club Birmingham have sacked manager Wayne Rooney after just 83 days in charge.

Birmingham announced on Tuesday that they have decided to sack Wayne Rooney from his position.

Manchester United legend Rooney replaced John Eustace as Birmingham’s manager in October. They won just two of their 15 Championship matches under Rooney.

A club 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.

Chief executive Garry Cook said: “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.”

Birmingham is in 20th place in the table after Monday’s 3-0 defeat at Leeds United.

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.


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