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Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney sacked by Birmingham City after just three months



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The former Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney, has been sacked by the championship side Birmingham City after only winning two games out of the 15 that he was at the helm.

Wayne Rooney‘s dismissal comes after a 3-0 defeat away at Leeds United, the ninth time that the Blues came away with zero points.

Rooney was appointed manager on 11 October, following the strange decision of the sacking of John Eustace, who had propelled Birmingham to the playoff places in the championship after two back-to-back wins.

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Birmingham City’s new owner, Tom Wagner and his Knighthead capital management group, which includes NFL icon Tom Brady, said their reasoning for bringing in United’s all-time top goalscorer was that the club needed a “culture of ambition” and “a winning mentality”.

Now this is something that Wayne Rooney has in bucketloads as a player, winning five Premier Leagues, four League Cups, a Champions, an FA Cup as well as a FIFA Club World Cup, but as a manager, not so much.

Since then, under Rooney’s guide, the season has changed from that of early promotion hopes to a relegation battle as Birmingham now sit 20th in the championship.

Although he was a prolific striker, one of the best ever, Wayne Rooney seems to be another one added to the list of England’s ‘golden generation’ who was fantastic on the pitch, but their footballing talents are failing to transfer to the sidelines.

This is the former United captain’s third bite at the managerial apple, and he first cut his teeth with Derby County, where he did an admirable job, but he was unable to keep the Rams from relegation, following a 21-point deduction as the club fell into administration.

Rooney then flew stateside to take charge of his former team DC United where he spent 15 months before he left the club by mutual consent in October after failure to qualify for the play-offs. Shortly after this, he joined Birmingham City, which is now the latest club to part ways with him.