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‘Same guy who always had the most to say about Ronaldo’ – Fans reaction following Wayne Rooney’s sack by Birmingham City



'Same guy who always had the most to say about Ronaldo' - Fans reaction following Wayne Rooney's sack by Birmingham City

Wayne Rooney has been sacked as Birmingham City manager after less than three months and only 15 games and fans have now taken to social media to air their opinions about his sacking.

Infoexpert24 understands that the sack is coming after the Blues’ defeat against Leeds United on New Year’s Day.

The loss consigned the club to 20th position in the Championship table, having been sixth when Rooney took charge in October.


The former England and Manchester United captain took over from John Eustace on 11 October on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

In all, Rooney won just two of his 15 matches in the St Andrew’s hot seat and he failed to win over the club’s fanbase.


John Eustace was surprisingly sacked earlier this season, despite having guided the club into the play-off positions.

The decision did not sit well with supporters and Rooney needed a fast start to get fans on side.

However, a dismal run of form left Rooney clinging to his job and the board have taken action after the club dropped to 20th in the league table.


‘Birmingham City has today parted company with Manager, Wayne Rooney, and First Team Coach, Carl Robinson,’ a statement read.

‘Despite their best efforts, results have not met the expectations that were made clear at the outset. Therefore, the Board feels that a change in management is in the best interests of the Football Club.

‘The Club’s Board and management are fully aligned and will continue to drive transformation and take bold steps to rebuild Birmingham City into the organisation its fans and community deserve.


‘The Board would like to place on record their sincere thanks to Wayne and Carl for all of their efforts.’

The Blues registered just one shot on target across their last two games and defeat against Leeds on Monday saw supporters fully turn against Rooney.

Asked whether he planned to persevere after the Elland Road defeat, amid the growing calls for him to go, Rooney said: ‘Of course. I’m a fighter. I get football is about opinions, I completely get that.


‘I’ve obviously spoken to the owners. That is private between me and the owners. We are going through a difficult period, there’s no denying that, and we need to do everything we can to come out of that.

‘What’s clear is we need some players in. We need players to come in to help with the quality of the team but also some fresh faces in the building as well.

‘I believe in myself. We have a very young squad and it’s difficult for the players at the minute. We have to keep believing we will get through this.


‘This was always going to be a very difficult game for us. For 30 minutes, I thought we more than competed and created some good opportunities. The second half wasn’t good enough, but we have to keep going through the process to improve the team.’

Rooney was appointed with a mind to ushering in a new dawn at a club who last enjoyed Premier League status back in 2011, with chairman Garry Cook saying the Liverpudlian would play ‘no fear’ football.

Gary Rowett, Lee Carsley and Neil Warnock are said to be in the frame to succeed Rooney at St Andrew’s.


Below are some of the best responses:



Other reactions;

Screamoblue:Not going to celebrate, but got to be honest, I’m glad he’s gone. It is the right decision. It has been a disaster. I thought they might let him bring a few players in and see how it goes for another month, but the away fan response yesterday probably sealed it for him.

JP:Can’t hide the fact this has all been incredibly frustrating – not sure if you’ve heard but we were in the play off places – but at least action has been taken. So, who now?


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