Furious Birmingham fans tell Wayne Rooney ‘get out of our club’ as disastrous manager’s stint turns toxic

WAYNE ROONEY’S stint as Birmingham boss turned toxic this afternoon as fans chanted “get out of our club” to their under-fire manager.

The Manchester United legend was appointed Blues manager in October after the shock decision to sack John Eustace.

Wayne Rooney has struggled as Birmingham boss


Wayne Rooney has struggled as Birmingham bossCredit: PA

Birmingham had occupied the play-off places at the time, but have since sunk all the way down to 20th following a string of disastrous results.

Rooney, 38, has won just two of his 15 games in charge, drawing four and losing nine.

This afternoon his side travelled to high-flying Leeds, and predictably went on to lose 3-0.

During Blues’ latest defeat, Rooney received stick from a sizeable portion of the Elland Road away end.

In videos circulating online, fans can be heard chanting: “Get out of our club, get out of our club, Wayne Rooney, get out of our club.”

Goals by Patrick Bamford and Daniel James made it 2-0 before half-time.

Crysencio Summerville then completed the rout on 67 minutes.

Blues chiefs had already begun identifying potential Rooney replacements before the game.

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SunSport revealed last week that club bosses are plotting an audacious swoop for Steve Cooper.

A source said at the time: “The clock is ticking for Wayne Rooney at Birmingham.

“If results carry on as they are then a change may have to happen to ensure the club moves back in the right direction.

“The whole atmosphere around the club isn’t right at the moment. Wayne’s comments after the Stoke match left many of the fans dismayed and indicated he may have lost the players. 

“Wayne was a controversial choice in the first place and many fans wouldn’t be crying if he left.”

After today’s latest setback, Rooney vowed to keep fighting as Blues boss.

He said: “I’ve obviously spoken to the owners. That is private between me and the owners. What’s clear is we need some players in.

“We need players to come in to help with the quality of the team but also some fresh faces in the building as well.

“We are going through a difficult period, there’s no denying that, and we need to do everything we can to come out of that.

“I believe in myself. We have a very young squad and it’s difficult for the players at the minute. We have to keep believing we will get through this.

“This was always going to be a very difficult game for us. For 30 minutes, I thought we more than competed and created some good opportunities.

“The second half wasn’t good enough, but we have to keep going through the process to improve the team.”

Birmingham are next in action on Saturday when they travel to Hull in the FA Cup.

Their next league outing will see them host Swansea on January 13.

Rooney, 38, has vowed to keep fighting as Blues boss


Rooney, 38, has vowed to keep fighting as Blues bossCredit: Rex

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