Former Birmingham ‘relegation snowball’ Rooney rehired

Wayne Rooney will resume his managerial career at Plymouth Argyle.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Wayne Rooney as the new manager of Plymouth Argyle,” the club announced on its website on Friday.

The UK’s Independent had earlier reported that “Rooney’s return to the manager’s chair is close, with the Scot expected to sign a three-year contract with Plymouth at the weekend. Plymouth director Neil Dewsnip is a former Everton youth team teammate of Rooney’s,” the paper reported.

Rooney has represented both England and Manchester United during his career. He is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer with 253 goals for United. He also has a keen eye for goal for the England national soccer team, scoring 53 goals in 120 caps. He is also the second highest scorer in England’s history.

After his prime at United, Rooney went on to play for Everton, DC United, and Derby County before retiring from the game. Rooney spent his twilight years at Derby County as a player-coach, taking over as interim manager when Philip Cocu was sacked in the 2020-21 season, before becoming permanent manager in January 2021.

However, Derby County was in financial turmoil and was eventually relegated to the third tier of the English Football League (EFL), League One. Rooney eventually hung up his boots in 2022 to join his hometown team DC United. Four years later, Rooney returned to the American Major League Soccer (MLS) as a manager instead of a player.

DC United, who hired Rooney midseason, finished 13th in the Eastern Conference that season. The 2023 season 안전놀이터 was no better. They improved to ninth in the league, but failed to qualify for the round of 16 in the Final Series playoffs, and to make matters worse, Rooney left the team after a falling out with the DC United organization.

Rooney quickly found a new team once again, this time in Birmingham. The Birmingham club started the season unbeaten in five games (three wins and two draws), including three straight league wins, before faltering in the next four games with one draw and three losses. They seemed to bounce back with two straight wins, but then parted ways with Eustace and brought in Rooney to change things up.

But it was the worst possible choice. Rooney has led Birmingham to a disappointing run of results. After sitting in sixth place in the league with five wins, three draws, and three losses in 11 Championship games before Rooney’s arrival, Birmingham dropped to 20th place with two wins, four draws, and eight losses in 14 온라인카지노사이트 games. Eventually, Birmingham made another managerial change.

Tony Mowbray was appointed at short notice. However, he had to leave the team to receive treatment for a health issue, and Gary Rowett took over for the remainder of the season. Birmingham failed to turn things around in a messy situation and were relegated to 22nd place in the league.

After leading Birmingham to relegation, Rooney was quickly rehired. Plymouth finished 21st in the league and avoided relegation thanks to Birmingham.


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