Top News Birmingham City Replaces Rooney With Mowbray

Following Wayne Rooney’s dismissal as manager of England last week, Birmingham City named Tony Mowbray as their new manager on Monday.

The 60-year-old has signed to a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Championship (second tier) team, and he will report for training later on Monday.

Rooney will take over for John Eustace as Birmingham’s manager in October, making him the team’s third manager overall.

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Former manager Mowbray led Sunderland to the promotion playoffs in May of last year before being fired in December.

In addition, he has managed West Bromwich Albion’s Blackburn Rovers. In Scotland, Celtic and Hibernian, Middlesbrough, Coventry City.

“Tony was the standout candidate in our search for a new manager.

His knowledge of and passion for the game shone through,” said City co-owner and chairman Tom Wagner in a statement.

“He shares our ambition and will bring stability at an important time for our great club.

“We received extremely positive feedback from everyone we spoke to about Tony.”

After winning just two of his 15 games as manager, Rooney’s Birmingham fell to 20th place, six points above the relegation zone, when he was fired.

The team was ranked sixth when Rooney was appointed.

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