Wayne Rooney has lost two straight games since taking over at Birmingham City.
Global media outlet ‘Goal.com’ reported on the 26th (KST), “Birmingham lost to Hull City, making it two straight defeats under Rooney. They also failed to win against Middlesbrough. In response, Birmingham fans criticized Rooney, telling him to ‘go back to the U.S.’,” the report said.
Rooney is an England and Manchester United legend. Rooney joined United from Everton ahead of the 2004-05 season and went on to play at the highest level for 13 years. With Rooney at the center, the Red Devils won five Premier League (EPL) titles, one UEFA Champions League (UCL) title, and several other trophies.
Rooney is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer with 253 goals for United alone. He also has a keen eye for goal for the England national soccer team, scoring 53 goals in 120 caps. This is also the most goals in England’s history. After leaving United, Rooney played for Everton, DC United, and Derby County before retiring from active duty.
In the final years of his playing career at Derby County, Rooney was working as a player-coach, taking over as interim manager when Philip Cocu was sacked in the 2020-21 season, before being appointed full-time manager in January 2021. However, Derby County were relegated to League One (third tier) of the English Football League (EFL) after a period of financial turmoil, and Rooney left the club.
Rooney, who hangs up his Derby County boots in 2022, quickly found his next job. His hometown team, DC United. Rooney joined DC United in the summer of 2018 at the age of 32, giving him a taste of the American Major League Soccer (MLS) scene. Over the next two seasons, he showed no signs of rust, scoring 25 goals and adding 14 assists in 52 appearances.
This marks Rooney’s return to D.C. United after a four-year absence, but as a manager instead of a player. Rooney took over during the season, but the team ended up finishing 13th in the Eastern Conference. This season, the team rebounded somewhat. They finished ninth in the league. However, the team failed to qualify for the round of 16 in the Final Series playoffs, and Rooney left the team after a falling out with the club.
However, Rooney quickly found employment. Birmingham in the English Championship (second tier). Birmingham started the season unbeaten in five games, including three straight wins, but 사설토토 have since slumped to one draw and three losses in four games. Fortunately, they have recently won two in a row, but they parted ways with manager John Eustace shortly afterward.
“We have signed Rooney on a three-and-a-half-year contract,” Birmingham announced on its website on Nov. 11. Rooney made his debut on Nov. 21 against Middlesbrough in a 0-1 loss. He then returned home to face Hull City on the 26th, losing 0-2. This led to some criticism from Birmingham fans.