Birmingham City terminates contract with Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney

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Birmingham City FC has sacked Wayne Rooney, the former Manchester United legend, from his managerial position alongside first team coach Carl Robinson. This decision comes after a run of poor performances, with Rooney only managing two wins in his total of 15 games in charge. The club released a statement explaining that despite their best efforts, the results did not meet expectations and a change in management was necessary.

The decision to sack Rooney came shortly after Birmingham City suffered a 3-0 defeat to Leeds United, with Patrick Bamford, Daniel James, and Crysencio Summervile scoring for Leeds. Birmingham City CEO Garry Cook commented that the decision was made in the best interests of the club and that unfortunately, Rooney’s time with them did not go as planned. The search for Rooney’s replacement has already begun and further communications will be made in the coming days.

Rooney himself took to his social media platforms to thank the club’s co-owners and CEO for the opportunity to manage Birmingham City. He announced that he would be taking some time off from football-related matters to spend time with his family and prepare for his next opportunity as a manager.

In the interim, Steve Spooner, a professional development coach at the club, is expected to assume the managerial role. The top management of the club has urged the other coaching staff to support Spooner in his work. Currently, Birmingham City sits 20th in the EFL Championship table.

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