Wayne Rooney, the former England great, was removed as manager of second-tier club Birmingham after his short tenure of 15 games. The decision came after disappointing results and growing pressure from supporters.
The Controversial Appointment
Wayne Rooney, the former England striker and Manchester United legend, was sacked as the manager of second-tier club Birmingham after just 15 games in charge. The decision came after he managed to secure only two wins since his controversial appointment in October.
Birmingham’s Decline and Change in Management
When Rooney took over, Birmingham was at a promising sixth position in the Championship. However, the team’s performance declined, and they fell to the 20th position. The club, which was taken over by an American businessman’s company last summer, decided to make a change in the management. The departure of the popular coach John Eustace, who had successfully steered the club away from relegation during his 15-month tenure, had already caused discontent among the supporters.
Club’s Official Statement and Fan Pressure
The club officially announced the departure of Wayne Rooney and first-team coach Carl Robinson, emphasizing the unsatisfactory results as the reason behind their decision. Birmingham’s recent 3-0 loss at Leeds further intensified the growing discontent among the supporters, who called for Rooney’s removal.