Rooney sacked by Birmingham with Marsch on list to replace

Aliya Moses
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Wayne Rooney was appointed as Birmingham manager on October 11 with the Blues sixth in Championship, but he lost nine of his 15 games; Rooney: “Personally, it will take me some time to get over this setback – as I prepare for my next opportunity as a manager”.

Rooney was appointed at St Andrew’s on October 11 on a three-and-a-half-year deal with the club sixth in the Championship following back-to-back wins under sacked manager John Eustace.

But Rooney has seen his team lose nine of the 15 matches they have played since he took over, leaving the club in 20th place in the Championship table.

Former Leeds boss Jesse Marsch and England U21s head coach Lee Carsley are among the names Birmingham City want to talk to about the managerial vacancy at St Andrews, Sky Sports News has been told.

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Former Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper was also under consideration, though it’s thought he is keen to wait for a job in the Premier League before returning to football management, and so Birmingham are unlikely to pursue him.

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Tony Mowbray – who is a free agent after being sacked by Sunderland a month ago – is also a potential candidate.

Birmingham’s bosses will take their time and carry out a thorough assessment before appointing Wayne Rooney’s replacement.

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