Wayne Rooney (37) returned to England after 15 months.
Birmingham City of the English Championship (second division) appointed Rooney as the new head coach on the 11th (Korean time). Rooney will lead Birmingham City as the successor to manager John Eustace, who was sacked on the 9th. His contract lasts three and a half years.
He started his career as manager at Derby County in November 2020 and led DC United in the US Major League Soccer (MLS) from July 2022 until recently. Coach Rooney laid down the baton after DC United failed to advance to the playoffs for the second year in a row.
Coach Rooney is a living legend in English soccer. He scored 253 goals in 559 appearances for Manchester United. He served as captain of the England national team and scored 53 goals in 120 international matches.메이저사이트
Birmingham City is ranked 6th in the Championship this season. After being relegated to the Championship in the 2011-2012 season, they are seeking promotion from the second division for 12 consecutive seasons.
Coach Rooney will make his debut against Middlesbrough on the 21st. He said: “I am really excited to be joining Birmingham City at such an exciting time. It is very clear that the club has a plan and is committed to realizing its ambitions. “For me personally, it is a project that gives me a sense of purpose and I cannot wait to get to work. “I want to do it,” he said.
He added: “There is a clear way we want the team to play and we will work hard to implement that. We will create a winning culture here with an identity that gets the fans on their feet. My job is to take the club to the next level. “It’s about raising the bar. I know what the expectations are and our job is to deliver them.”
Birmingham City was acquired by American capital this year. It is also famous for being a club co-owned by American football legend Tom Brady.
Coach Rooney is said to have also had conversations with Brady about ways to develop the club. He also recruited England teammate Ashley Cole and John O’Shea, who was with him during his time at Manchester United, as coaches.