Former Manchester United player Wayne Rooney may well be back in England soon with Birmingham City reportedly making the Englishman their top target.

United’s all-time top goalscorer Wayne Rooney has had a mixed time as a manager with spells at Derby County and D.C United, but a return to the EFL Championship could be on the cards.

According to John Percy of The Telegraph, Rooney has emerged as a target for the Midlands side but only if current manager John Eustace is relieved of his duties.

Rooney was once linked with the Everton job but a return to England in the league below the Premier League could be on the cards.

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What does the report say

Birmingham City, who recently appointed new American owners with Tom Brady a minority owner of the Midlands club, are unbeaten in the EFL Championship but could target a big-name appointment.

The American business owners completed their takeover of the Midlands side back in July and are targeting a return to the Premier League after a 13-year absence.

Rooney has an uncertain future in America due to his contract with D.C. United expiring in December and the English striker is a genuine target for the Championship club.

Rooney’s return to England

The English striker took over Derby County in a mess and, despite the club getting relegated due to their financial situation, was praised for the job he did with the East Midlands side.

If Rooney did land the job in England and managed to guide the club back to the Premier League, you do wonder if one day the Englishman would be in contention to be United manager one day.

That day seems far away due to the long-term vision set out by the club under Erik ten Hag but something similar was said under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and we all knew how that ended.

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