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Wayne Rooney sacked by Birmingham City

Wayne Rooney has been sacked by Birmingham City. The team suffered a heavy 3:0 loss away to Leeds United on the 1st day of 2024 and were quick to react. Birmingham has now gone 5 consecutive matches without a victory and has won just one of the last 9 games.

Rooney’s tenure lasted a mere 83 days. He led Birmingham in 15 games, in which the team recorded just 2 victories, 4 draws, and 9 defeats. Rooney’s time in Birmingham was the shortest spell of his managerial career, which includes terms at Derby County and DC United in MLS. In the meantime stats show that all of the Championship’s other 23 teams have collected more points than Birmingham with Rooney in charge for the period of his appointment on 10th of October 2023. On top of that, the ex-England skipper leaves with a win rate of just 13% in the 15 matches at the helm of the team.