Championship table since Wayne Rooney appointment - how Birmingham City compare to Leeds, Sunderland, Middlesbrough & more

Wayne Rooney was appointed Birmingham City boss in mid-October, but it's not all gone to plan for the Manchester United legend.

Wayne Rooney was appointed manager of Birmingham City on October 11, in controversial circumstances. John Eustace, admired by a large portion of the fan base, was relieved of his duties despite Blues being sixth in the Championship table at the time of his sacking.

Eustace had steered Birmingham away from a relegation battle, and following a strong backing in the summer transfer window, was on course to transform them to promotion contenders. During his tenure, there was an uncertainty surrounding his future, and there was talk that Rooney was ready should Eustace take the Rangers job, but that never came. Birmingham instead decided to part ways with Eustace, despite his last action as manager being a 3-1 win over West Brom in the West Midlands Derby at St Andrew's.

Clubs usually hope for a new manager bounce when they've gone their separate ways with an under performing manager, but instead the pressure was on Rooney to win his first game. He oversaw a narrow defeat to Middlesbrough, and since then he's found a win hard to come by. His only victory as of yet is against Sheffield Wednesday who are bottom of the Championship. He's yet to pick up a point on his travels, and up next is Coventry City on Friday night.

Here is the Championship table based on when Wayne Rooney was appointed Birmingham manager. Interestingly, Leeds have gone on a run of form, whilst Sunderland who sacked Tony Mowbray this week, saw a drop off in form, and that was perhaps a reason behind his sacking. Several clubs have had a change in manager since Rooney's appointment, and like Rooney not all have gone to plan so far.

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