Championship club eyeing Wayne Rooney appointment following his DC United exit

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has left his role as manager of DC United and is already being tipped for a new club. 

The former goalscorer mutually agreed to part ways with the MLS outfit, with them currently sitting ninth-placed in the Eastern Conference division. The side failed to reach the MLS Cup play-offs overnight.

He has since been linked with a return to England; Birmingham City are targeting Rooney as a replacement for current head coach John Eustace, who has been tipped for a potential switch to manager-less Rangers.

Birmingham to hold talks with Rooney

That’s according to reporter James Nursey of The Mirror, and he states that the Blues’ American owner has opted against giving Eustace a new deal and is now planning talks with Rooney as they look to acquire a ‘bigger name’ at St. Andrew’s.

Rooney, 37, oversaw his first managerial stint in England with Derby County from 2020 to 2021. He resigned after the Rams had been in administration for almost the entirety of his final term in charge, which led them to be relegated to League One.

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