Birmingham fans turn on Wayne Rooney and demand Tom Brady sacks Man Utd icon | Football | Sport

Birmingham City were defeated once again on New Year’s Day, ramping up pressure on co-owner Tom Brady to sack manager Wayne Rooney. The Manchester United and England legend has won just two games since joining as manager in October with the team now slipping to 20th in the league at the halfway point of the season.

Birmingham’s slump comes after former head coach John Eustace made a respectable start to the season before the board made the intriguing decision to sack him – bringing in Rooney who had left DC United in the MLS.

Back in August on his 46th birthday, NFL legend Brady announced he had acquired a minor stake in Birmingham City when the team had been making their strong start before they let go of Eustace.

A number of Birmingham fans were critical of the move at the time, and it appears that the majority of these in the stands are now of the consensus opinion. After beating defeated by Leeds United 3-0 at Elland Road on New Years Day, Blues fans sang: “Get out of our club, get out of our club… Wayne Rooney, get out of our club.”

Brady joined the ownership team in August on the back of the success that Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have had at Wrexham AFC – guiding them back to the EFL for the first time in 16 years.

When Brady announced his stake in Birmingham City, he admitted he needed to educate himself about the sport. In a video, the 46-year-old said: “Well, let’s just say, I’ve got a lot to learn. But I do know a few things about winning, and I think they might translate pretty well.

“I know success starts with the work put in when the world isn’t watching. I know that a team is nothing without the city that shows up and stands behind it. And most importantly, I know I like being the underdog.”

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