Wayne Rooney's managerial career has not been much to write home about. He showed some initial promise at Derby County but has done much of note since then. He would leave the Rams to join DC United but his spell there was unremarkable to say the least. That was followed by a stint at Birmingham City, which saw him being shown the exit door after just 83 days. The Englishman has been replaced in the hot seat by a former Celtic manager.
A lot of Sunderland fans were left confused when the club parted ways with Tony Mowbray in December. Most felt that he had done a great job at the Stadium of Light. The former Celtic manager is back in the game just a month later though.
As reported by Birmingham City's official website, Mowbray has been appointed as their new manager. He has agreed terms on a two-and-a-half-year contract.
Mowbray has a tough task on his hands though. Birmingham City struggled under the management of Rooney and currently find themselves sitting at 20th in the Championship table.
Former Celtic player announced as new Birmingham City manager
Mowbray has a long connection with Celtic. He played for the club back in the 1990s, not a period of time that was the most successful in the Hoops' history.
Mowbray would return to Glasgow in 2009 as manager of Celtic. But it was not a memorable spell either and he did not even last a season in the Parkhead hot seat.
Since then, Mowbray has resurrected his managerial career down south, having had decent spells at Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland. It remains to be seen how he does at Birmingham City, one of the biggest clubs in England who have struggled to return to the Premier League since being relegated in 2011.