See what Rooney has to say after getting new appointment

Wayne Rooney
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Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has been officially confirmed as the new Birmingham City manager.

The former Red Devils striker has signed a three-and-a-half year contact with the Championship side.

The 37-year-old said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Birmingham at such an exciting time.

“It’s very clear that they have a plan and are committed to realising their ambition for the club. We are fully aligned on what is expected. It’s a project that gives me a sense of purpose and I can’t wait to get started.”