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Wayne Rooney lands new job as Manchester United legend reunited with two former team-mates

Wayne Rooney hasn’t had a job since Birmingham City fired him earlier this season.

Wayne Rooney lands new job as Manchester United legend reunited with two former team-mates

Wayne Rooney during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Nottingham Forest and Manchester United

Wayne Rooney has found a new position as a pundit on ‘The Overlap,’ Gary Neville’s YouTube channel.

The Overlap, which premiered in April 2021, primarily features Neville interviewing players, both past and present. The channel has recently introduced weekly sit-down chats with special guests and fan debates.

Rooney will soon be joining the four former football players who frequently appear on The Overlap’s weekly show: Ian Wright, Jamie Carragher, Jill Scott, and Roy Keane.

It was confirmed on Twitter by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano that the podcast’s setup had changed. “We have some shocking news in the world of football,” he declared. Wayne Rooney, the legend of Manchester United, Everton, and England, has inked a deal with The Overlap. The agreement is signed and completed. Rooney will soon make his team debut alongside friends and former teammates Roy Keane, Gary Neville, and others.”

“I’m excited to announce that I will be joining my good mate @GNev2 and the team at @WeAreTheOverlap to appear on the channel across some of their brilliant shows on YouTube and the podcast,” tweeted Rooney in response to this development. I’m excited to get going, so go ahead and subscribe right away!”

Rooney was fired as Birmingham City’s manager in January after just 15 games in charge, so he is currently taking a leave of absence from the position. The former United striker had coaching positions at Derby County and DC United before this.

Recalling his departure from Birmingham earlier in the year, the 38-year-old acknowledged that it would “take some time” for him to recover from this setback. Football is a results-driven sport, and I acknowledge that they haven’t performed to the degree I had hoped. But time is the most valuable resource a manager needs, and I don’t think 13 weeks was long enough to oversee the necessary changes. It will take me some time to move past this setback, in my opinion.


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