DC United head coach Wayne Rooney is a candidate to take over at Birmingham City if current head coach John Eustace leaves the club.
Former Manchester United and Everton captain Rooney, 37, is under consideration to replace Eustace by the Blues’ new American owners according to The Daily Telegraph.
Wayne Rooney set for Championship switch?
Rooney has experienced Championship football before whilst at Derby County, where he was a player and then a head coach.
At DC United, Rooney has endured an inconsistent 2023 campaign with the Black and Reds, who currently sit in the Wild Card spots for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference table.
Despite this, Rooney has established himself as a bright young manager who was able to manage Derby County calmly during the club’s darkest hours in the 2021-2022 season. Despite being docked a total of 21 points for entering administration, Rooney was seen as an exceptional motivator for the Rams- who would have survived relegation comfortably if they hadn’t suffered such a significant points penalty.
Meanwhile, current Blues head coach Eustace is unbeaten with the Midlanders this season but has been linked with the Swansea City and Rangers top jobs.
Birmingham’s American influence was headline news earlier this summer when it was revealed that former NFL legendary quarterback Tom Brady had decided to invest in the Blues under the umbrella of US-based Shelby Companies Ltd.