Birmingham City manager Rooney believes in returning to the Premier League

The new Birmingham City boss Wayne Rooney believes the team belongs in the Premier League.

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In an interview to BBC Radio WM released on Thursday (12), Rooney said he is “intrigued” and “excited” to lead the team. “I want to build Birmingham back up – really get it back to where it belongs. It’s a huge club. It hasn’t been where I think it should have been over the last 10 years and now this is a challenge and an opportunity to get it back there”

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Rooney was announced as the new team boss on Wednesday (11), and has a three-and-a-half year contract. He will be joined by former players Ashley Cole and John O’Shea, as well as Carl Robinson and Pete Shuttleworth as part of the backroom staff. 

This is his third job in management, the first with Derby County and the second at Major League Soccer side D.C. United, which he left by mutual consent on Sunday (8). The previous manager of Birmingham was John Eustace, who was sacked on Monday (9), after 15 months in charge. 

Birmingham currently play in the second tier of British soccer, one division below the Premier League, and sit sixth in the table. The first game after the international break will be on October 21, against Middlesbrough, which is managed by Rooney’s former Manchester United teammate Michael Carrick. 

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