Wayne Rooney has broken his silence after he was sacked by Birmingham after just 83 days at the club.
Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney was fired as Birmingham City manager on Tuesday after a run of nine defeats in 15 games. The Blues were sixth in the Championship when Rooney was appointed, they are now in the bottom of the table.
The 38-year-old Rooney left his job as coach of MLS side D.C. United to take charge of Birmingham in October. He suffered four defeats in his first five games as manager and leave the team while they are on the brink of the Championship relegation zone.
Rooney said in a statement: “Football is a results business. and I recognise they have not been at the level I wanted them to be.
“However, time is the most precious commodity a manager requires. and I do not believe 13 weeks was sufficient to oversee the changes that were needed.
“Personally, it will take me some time to get over this setback. I have been involved in professional football, as either a player or manager, since I was 16.
“Now, I plan to take some time with my family. as I prepare for the next opportunity in my journey as a manager.”
Former Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper is the current favourite to replace Wayne Rooney as manager of Birmingham.