In this round of the British Championship, Birmingham defeated Sheffield Wednesday 2-1, and Rooney also ushered in his first victory since coaching Birmingham.
After the game, Rooney also posted a photo on his personal social media to commemorate his first win. The caption read: “I scored an important 3 points today. Thank you to the fans for their continued support. Now I am focusing on the next game.”
In Rooney’s first five games coaching the team, Birmingham only achieved a poor record of 1 draw and 4 losses. The British Championship ranking also dropped from 6th when he took office to 18th. Rooney’s coaching ability has also been questioned. . However, after winning this game, the team’s points also rose to 14th place.