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As the new manager of Birmingham City, Wayne Rooney promises to 'elevate' the team.

As the new manager of Birmingham City, Wayne Rooney promises to 'elevate' the team.

Following his appointment as Birmingham City's new manager on a three-and-a-half-year deal, Wayne Rooney declared his intention to "elevate Birmingham City to the next level." John Eustace, who was fired on Monday, is replaced by Rooney.

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The 37-year-old's appointment was announced on Wednesday by Birmingham's chief executive, Garry Cook, who called it a "defining moment" in the club's past. "You act" when the chance to hire a management who shares your goals and is both a student and a legend of the game arises, Cook said. "We did this," the speaker said.

It is believed that Cook is the one who made the transaction happen. Cook, who was once Manchester City's CEO, participated in Chris Kirchner's unsuccessful attempt to purchase Derby County, the final English team Rooney oversaw, last year.

Former colleagues Ashley Cole and John O'Shea will aid Rooney, who left DC United over the weekend. Cole and O'Shea will continue to coach the Republic of Ireland and England Under-21 teams, respectively.

The club will go "forward on the next stage of our journey" under the former England captain, according to Birmingham's chairman, Tom Wagner, who completed a takeover in July. Wagner also stated that "His playing philosophy will help to realise the ambitions we have set for Birmingham City."

Following Derby's relegation to League One in June 2022, Rooney left his position there. The following month, he was appointed manager of DC United until resigning last weekend due to the team's failure to go further in the Major League Soccer playoffs.

Rooney was widely praised for the job he did after taking over Derby permanently in difficult circumstances. The club had been docked 12 points for going into administration and then was assessed a nine-point fine for breaking English Football League financial regulations. Rooney assisted in energising the team as the club faced collapse.

On the following Saturday, he would face Michael Carrick at Middlesbrough in his debut game as Birmingham's manager. Carrick was a teammate of his at both Manchester United and England. Rooney declared, "My coaching staff and I will work tirelessly to execute the style that I want the club to play. "We'll establish a winning culture here with a brand that electrifies Blues supporters.

I'm excited to start my role of taking the club to the next level. I am aware of the demands, and it is our responsibility to meet them.

Along with Carl Robinson, a former midfielder for Wolves and Wales, Rooney also works with Pete Shuttleworth, a former scout and analyst for Birmingham who Rooney recruited from Derby to DC United. Goalkeeping coach Maik Taylor, a former goalkeeper for Birmingham and Northern Ireland, will remain in that post.


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