After his FA Cup punditry role Manchester United legend is set to manage Championship side

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag reacts.

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Wayne Rooney will have another shot at managerial success after a dismal spell at Birmingham City.

Championship outfit Plymouth Argyle have appointed Wayne Rooney as their manager in what will be a three-year-long contract.

Rooney became one of England’s most illustrious players during his near-perfect time with Manchester United. However, his managerial stints have been far from it.

His spells with Derby County and DC United were a mixed bag and his most recent tenure at the helm of Birmingham City was catastrophic, to say the least.

Speaking about the appointment, the 38-year-old shared: “This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting project. I look forward to helping to build a squad of players to play expansive football – and to entertain the Green Army.”

Before bagging the role, Rooney spent some time as a pundit. He even shared his knowledge with the fans during United’s FA Cup match with Manchester City, agreeing to analyze the game for BBC.

His take on Bruno Fernandes’ pass raised a few eyebrows, as Rooney stated: “Not many players in world football could make that pass.”

Rooney of course was referring to Kobbie Mainoo’s immaculate winner created by Fernandes’ incredible vision.

It is clear that the player-turned-gaffer has a good grasp over the success of other managers but now it remains to be seen whether he can ape the same with the Championship side.