The head coach of the English Football League (EFL) Championship, the second tier of English football, Birmingham City FC, Wayne Rooney, has been sacked together with the first team coach, Carl Robinson.
The parting of ways came after their 3-0 loss to Leeds United which pushed them to the 20th place on the league log on Monday.
The Club in a statement on Tuesday said the administration of Rooney was not bearing the expected result following his appointment in October 2023.
“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.”
He will be replaced in the interim by Professional Development Coach, Steve Spooner, while the remaining coaching staff will be required to continue with their duties to assist Spooner.
Roneey following his appointment took charge of 15 games. At the beginning of his role at Birmingham, the club was 5th on the table and fell to 20 yesterday.