Wayne Rooney reveals greatest remorse from Birmingham spell and says followers by no means accepted him


Wayne Rooney says failing to be given the prospect to signal gamers is his greatest disappointment from his time as Birmingham supervisor.

The Manchester United and England legend changed fan favorite John Eustace at St Andrew’s in October, however was sacked after simply 15 video games at the beginning of January.


Birmingham wielded the axe on Rooney after simply 15 matches in costCredit score: Getty

Rooney gained simply two of these matches – shedding on 9 events – as he took the Blues from sixth within the Championship desk to twentieth spot.

And he has careworn that he had a plan to bolster the Birmingham squad, however wasn’t given the prospect to show the membership’s fortunes round.

Talking on BBC Sport throughout Man United’s win at Nottingham Forest, the 38-year-old mentioned his ill-fated spell on the Midlands outfit, the place he was requested if the job got here on the fallacious time.

To which he stated: “No, while you look again and mirror, possibly the timing of after I went in, John Eustace was doing effectively.


“As I’ve stated earlier than, I do not suppose the followers ever accepted me from day one. I used to be simply disenchanted I did not get to the switch window.

“As a result of myself, the homeowners, everybody on the membership knew we needed to convey gamers in, and to not have the chance to do this, that was my solely disappointment.”

Rooney, who beforehand managed Derby and MLS aspect DC United, has extremely by no means signed a participant for a switch charge.

His time in cost at Pleasure Park between 2020 and 2022 got here throughout their administration period, whereas solely free transfers had been introduced in Stateside.

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Rooney has revealed he has been left disappointed by not being given the January window at St Andrew's


Rooney has revealed he has been left disenchanted by not being given the January window at St Andrew’sCredit score: BBC Sport

And Rooney has been fast to remark he can’t wait to have the ability to spend cash on a participant when he finally returns to the dugout.

He remarked: “At Derby County it was very tough, at DC, the gamers that we introduced in had been free transfers.

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“And at Birmingham, I by no means bought the chance to convey gamers in.

“So it will likely be good subsequent time for me to really exit and purchase a participant.”

With Rooney able to step again into administration, he just lately acknowledged he would like to work alongside Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola.

It led talkSPORT host and ex-Crystal Palace proprietor Simon Jordan to joke that the Spaniard would run a mile to get away from the Pink Devils’ all time prime goalscorer.


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