The 13 Birmingham City games that cost Wayne Rooney his job - including dire performances against Leeds, Stoke, Sunderland and Southampton

The story of Wayne Rooney's brief, 83-day tenure at Birmingham City.

Wayne Rooney’s tenure at Birmingham City was short but it certainly wasn’t sweet.

The England and Manchester United legend managed just two wins in his 15 matches in charge, making for 13 fixtures of disappointment for Bluenoses home and away.

Every time Rooney failed to guide Blues to a win got him closer and closer to the sack as fans were never truly convinced from day dot - when John Eustace was sacked.

The heavy 3-0 defeat at Leeds United on New Year’s Day was the last straw for Rooney as he was relieved of his duties on the morning of January 2. 

Here’s the story of Rooney’s 83 days in charge of Birmingham, including the brief highs and the tumultuous lows.

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