World Football

Wayne Rooney on verge of becoming Birmingham head coach

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla
October 8 2023
Wayne Rooney Birmingham City

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If John Eustace ever decides to quit Birmingham, Wayne Rooney is still near the top of the club’s shortlist of potential coaches.

The former England captain still has close ties to the English game despite leaving his position as manager of Major League Soccer team DC United.

With guiding Birmingham, a team co-owned by NFL legend Tom Brady, to sixth place in the Championship after 11 games, Eustace’s reputation is on the rise.

He has since presided over a solid start to the club’s maiden season under American ownership. Eustace’s current contract expires in 2025, but Birmingham City are sixth in the Championship going into the international break even though he has not yet received an offer to extend it.

Following the third goal in the 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion, he showed signs of extreme emotion.

Brady and the seven-time Super Bowl champion were in attendance at the home match against Leeds in August as part of the new ownership group.

Wayne Rooney made an overnight announcement about leaving Washington. He stated:

‘I think it’s just the right time. I’ve done everything I can to try and get the club into the playoffs. 

‘It’s not been a single thing which has happened. It’s about timing in your career. I’ve really enjoyed my time here. I’ve had a lot of great help from the owners… 

‘I just feel like it’s the right time for me to go back to England, first to obviously see my family. I haven’t seen them for a long time.

‘And then, what lies ahead? Whether opportunities come up? I’ve seen a lot of reports in the media. I don’t have anything lined up.

‘I’m going back there to see my family. If something comes up in October, or November, of course, I’ll look at it.’

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