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Wayne Rooney Signs as New Birmingham City Head Coach

England veteran Wayne Rooney has been appointed as the new head coach for the Championship club in the upcoming seasons. The 37-year-old signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the club on Wednesday, marking his return to English football. This will be his third managerial job after previous stints with Derby County and the American side DC United.

The former England striker is delighted with the opportunity and stated, ‘I want to build Birmingham back up and get it back to where it belongs. It’s a huge club, and I’m delighted to be here. They have a plan, and it’s a project that gives me a sense of purpose. I can’t wait to get started.’

Wayne Rooney Returns to English Football as Head Coach

The former Manchester United striker is set to make his return to English football as he takes charge of Birmingham City in the upcoming seasons. He has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the club and is ‘intrigued’ and ‘excited’ by the opportunity at St Andrew’s.

Rooney will be starting his third managerial job after beginning his managerial career with Derby County. His last managerial role was with the American side, DC United, which he left on 7th October.

Rooney didn’t have a strong record with his previous managerial roles, with a winning percentage in the 20s. He will be looking to turn things around with his new side and give his managerial career a significant breakthrough.

As a player, Rooney had an illustrious career, primarily with Manchester United, where he made 393 Premier League appearances and scored 183 goals in 13 seasons. He also played in the last years of his career with Major League Soccer side DC United and the Championship club Derby County, where he later became the manager after retirement.

The 37-year-old featured in his national side on 120 occasions and scored 53 international goals. He played his last international match in 2018.

Rooney will be returning to English football with Birmingham City this season, replacing Eustace, who was in charge for just 15 months before being sacked by the management after guiding Birmingham City to sixth place last season. The club has high expectations for the former England striker to lead them towards promotion to the Premier League.


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