# 'Birmingham City manager' Rooney says Saudi Arabia has also made an offer, but he has rejected it Coach Wayne Rooney, who took charge of Birmingham City in the English Professional Football Championship (Second Division), revealed that he actually received an offer from a Saudi Arabian team, but turned it down. According to Reuters, Coach Rooney said at a press conference held at St. Andrews Stadium in Birmingham, England on the 12th (local time) "We discussed (the position of coach) with Saudi Arabia, but no appointment was made." **[먹튀검증가이드](https://www.totosafeguide.com)** Coach Rooney emphasized that the decision to reject Saudi Arabia's offer should not lead to criticism of other Saudi leaders. Coach Rooney said, “The only difference (from other coaches) was that my own development and my own path were important to me,” and added, “I’m happy to be back in English football. It’s what I always wanted.” He did not reveal which Saudi professional soccer club offered him a managerial position. Negotiations with the Saudis originated from the relationship between Coach Rooney and Birmingham City CEO Gary Cook. CEO Cook served as CEO of the [Saudi Professional League](https://www.buymeacoffee.com/totosafeguide/tunisian-director-meets-klinsmann-ho) before joining Birmingham City last July. CEO Cook admitted that he had been trying to bring in Coach Rooney since the beginning of this year when he was in charge of the Saudi Professional League. Birmingham City appointed Coach Rooney as the new head coach on the 11th. His contract lasts three and a half years. As a result, [Coach Rooney](https://livepositively.com/kiwoomaos-fall-that-no-one-expected/) will return to England after about a year and four months since June last year, when Derby County, where he started as head coach in November 2020, was relegated to the English third division and stepped down. Since July of last year, shortly after resigning from Derby County, he has been the head coach of DC United in Major League Soccer (MLS), but recently parted ways by mutual agreement after DC United failed to advance to the playoffs in the 2023 season. Birmingham City is currently in 6th place (18 points) in the 2023-2024 English Championship, showing improvement from last season when it finished 17th, but the club's leadership fired coach John Eustace and chose Rooney. Previously, the British daily The Times reported Rooney's internal decision on the 9th and said that Birmingham City had fired coach Eustace in order to create a team culture with a 'winning mentality'. Rooney is a 'legend' who scored 253 goals in 559 games while playing for Manchester United (Manchester United) in the [English Premier League](https://conifer.rhizome.org/totosafeguide/disabled-asian-games-national-team-entry-list) (EPL) for 13 seasons since 2004. For the England national team, he played in 120 international matches and scored 53 goals.