Former Sunderland boss replaces Rooney at Birmingham

Birmingham City FC stadium St Andrews
Birmingham City FC stadium St Andrews. Photo by Shutterstock.

Birmingham City have named former Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray as their new manager.

Mowbray has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract and Mark Venus will join him as assistant manager at Birmingham.

Mowbray said: “I am excited to be joining Birmingham City at this time. I can’t wait to get back on the training pitch and start working with this talented group of players. 

“My focus is on building their confidence, delivering results, and giving Blues’ fans a team they can be excited by and proud of. 

“I know from personal experience how passionate Bluenoses are, home and away, and I’m looking forward to having their full support for the team starting on Saturday at home to Swansea City.”

Wayne Rooney was sacked as Birmingham last week after just 15 games in charge.