Birmingham have been labelled as ‘disgusting’, ‘atrocious’ and a club that ‘doesn’t deserve success’ as they close in on the appointment of Wayne Rooney.
That is the view of one fuming Blues supporter, who has insisted he hopes the Manchester United legend fails at St Andrew’s.
The Birmingham faithful have been left raging by the axing of John Eustace, who was a popular figure amongst the fans.
After he steered them to safety last season, he guided the Midlands outfit into a play-off spot in the Championship after 11 games this term.
But the club’s American owners, with NFL legend Tom Brady a recent investor, were reluctant to give Eustace a new contract.
They decided to wield the axe on the 43-year-old on Monday, with Rooney set to link up with the club following his dismissal at MLS side DC United.
Their decision has led one disgruntled Birmingham fan to declare he wishes Rooney flops on his return to English management.
Speaking on the Sports Breakfast, he said: “The whole situation is just disgusting.
“Why on earth would any sane club sack a manager who is doing well and has got you in the play-offs to replace him with a manager that has just been sacked by a pretty low-level American club?
“It’s just atrocious, John’s too nice to be in football in my opinion, he’s just been walked all over by Birmingham, they dumped him.
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“And I think the League Managers Association [LMA] have got to have something to say about this, I think the whole thing stinks.
“If you did this in business, you’d get sued, it’s just atrocious.”
Blues fan Kelvin continued: “I don’t want to see anybody fail, I’m not that type of person, but to a degree, I hope Rooney fails.
“And I hope it backfires on the Birmingham board, because they don’t deserve success when you treat people like that.
“A lot of people say, ‘Oh that’s just football’, we’ve got to stop saying that. We can’t just keep saying, ‘That’s just football’.
“We’ve got a good solid, up-and-coming, young English manager in John Eustace, who has worked with some great other coaches at the start of his coaching career.
“And we’ve just thrown him on the scrap heap, and John, I wouldn’t blame him if he walked away from football.”
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