Revealed: When Jamie Vardy and Wayne Rooney will face each other as decision made

In the latest news concerning Leicester City, it appears that Wayne Rooney is poised to make a return to English football by potentially taking on a managerial role in the Championship. However, it’s worth noting that Leicester City has not faced Birmingham in the league this season yet.

Wayne Rooney, the former England captain, seems likely to rejoin the English football scene as a manager. He is expected to face Leicester City during this season. Despite Birmingham City’s promising start to the season, they have decided to part ways with their manager, John Eustace.

Multiple reports suggest that Birmingham City is nearing the confirmation of Rooney as their new manager following his departure from DC United in the MLS.

If this move is finalized, the spotlight will likely be on the match between City and Birmingham. This attention won’t just be focused on the on-field action but also on the personal history between Rooney and Jamie Vardy.


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This match will mark their first encounter since a well-publicized disagreement between their wives, Coleen and Rebekah, which has led to taunts from away fans directed at Vardy’s wife. Vardy has often responded by celebrating in front of these fans when he scores, as he did in the second half against Stoke City.

If Rooney becomes Birmingham’s manager, the two former international teammates will face each other for the first time on December 16 when City plays an away fixture at St Andrew’s. Enzo Maresca’s team will aim to maintain their top position in the league standings until that match.

The return fixture will occur later, with Birmingham visiting the King Power Stadium on April 6. This game, being the sixth from the end of the season, could hold significant importance in the final run-in of the season.

Both teams hope that any off-field distractions surrounding these fixtures won’t significantly impact the game itself. Currently, Birmingham is in sixth place in the Championship table, trailing City by 12 points at the top.

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