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Wayne Rooney has already clarified Birmingham payout situation as manager sacked by Championship club

Wayne Rooney has already clarified Birmingham payout situation as manager sacked by Championship club

Rooney has clarified some aspects.

Wayne Rooney has already clarified one aspect of his potential payout from Birmingham City after being sacked by the Championship club.

The Blues confirmed on Tuesday morning that they had parted company with the England icon, who won just two of his 15 games in charge at the club.

The side were in sixth when Rooney controversially replaced John Eustace in October, and his final game in charge was a 3-0 defeat to Leeds on New Year's Day.

The 38-year-old accepted that the Blues were in a 'difficult moment' in his post-match interview at Elland Road, although expressed hope that he could bolster his squad in the January transfer window.

He has not been afforded that opportunity - something he was critical of in his first message since his sacking - and Birmingham's new owners are looking for their third manager of the season.

According to the Daily Mirror, Eustace is still under contract at St Andrew's, although it is unclear whether, or what to extent, Birmingham are still paying his salary.

They may opt to do the same with Rooney, with the club's official statement detailing only that the club had 'parted company' with the Manchester United legend.

But Rooney has already clarified one area of his potential payoff - how much he was - or wasn't - earning at the club.

After his appointment, he dismissed reports claiming he was earning £1.5 million per year as Birmingham boss.

The 38-year-old signed a three-and-a-half year deal as St Andrew's in October, which, if the reports had been correct, would have netted him over £5 million if he had stayed at the club for the length of his contract.

In some cases, clubs do pay managers the full amount that is specified in their contract upon their departures, either by placing them on gardening leave or by finalising a payoff.

But it appears, based on his own comments, that Rooney will earn considerably less than that £5 million as a payoff - especially given that Birmingham are currently in the second division of English football.

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Topics: Wayne Rooney, EFL Championship, Birmingham City