Wayne Rooney ex-England & Manchester Utd striker has been named Birmingham City’s new manager on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
Rooney left his role as head coach of DC United by mutual consent on Sunday after they missed out on the MLS Cup play-offs.
Birmingham started talks with the 37-year-old just hours after sacking boss John Eustace on Monday despite the club sitting sixth in the Championship following back-to-back wins.
Rooney will be joined by his former England team-mate Ashley Cole, who is the current England U21s assistant, John O’Shea, the assistant coach of the Republic of Ireland men’s national team, and Carl Robinson and Pete Shuttleworth, who both worked under him at DC United. Maik Taylor will remain as goalkeeper coach.
Cole and O’Shea will retain their coaching roles with their respective national sides.