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Next Birmingham manager odds revealed as Wayne Rooney sacked


Birmingham City have sacked manager Wayne Rooney after just 83 days in charge of the club.

Rooney was appointed on October 11 following the controversial decision to dismiss John Eustace, with Blues sixth in the table. Since then, Birmingham have slipped to 20th in the table, with Monday’s 3-0 loss at Leeds having been the ninth defeat of Rooney’s 15-game tenure.

The current favourites to replace Wayne Rooney and their odds can be seen below:

Next permanent Birmingham managerOdds
Steve Cooper6/4
Tony Mowbray3/1
Gary Rowett4/1
Jesse Marsch6/1
John Eustace6/1
Scott Parker16/1

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Birmingham released a statement on the sacking on Tuesday morning: “Birmingham City has today parted company with Manager, Wayne Rooney, and First Team Coach, Carl Robinson.

“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.

“The Board would like to place on record their sincere thanks to Wayne and Carl for all of their efforts.”

Birmingham are next in action vs Hull on January 6 in the FA Cup.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.