Former Birmingham City boss Wayne Rooney reveals how son drove £3,000 golf kart into lake

Birmingham City Manager, Wayne Rooney looks on prior to the during the Sky Bet Championship match between Southampton FC and Birmingham City at Friends Provident St. Mary's Stadium on October 28, 2023 in Southampton, England
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Wayne Rooney has shared a rather pricey mishap involving one of his sons and a £3,000 golf cart taking an unexpected plunge into a lake at their family estate.

The former Birmingham City boss moved into a plush six-bedroom pad in December 2021, which boasts two man-made fishing lakes within its sprawling 40-acre grounds.

Rooney, who had the lakes installed, also treated his brood to a golf cart for easy movement around the vast property. However, during a chat with Gary Neville on The Overlap, he disclosed that the vehicle met a watery end thanks to one of his lads.

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Filming at Rooney's abode, Neville quizzed: "Do you go swimming in that lake? " Rooney's response was a cautionary tale: "I wouldn't. We've had a golf buggy go in it. The day I've gone to America as manager."

He elaborated on the aquatic adventure, saying: "I went to the airport and one of the kids, straight in.", reports the Mirror.

Rooney's stint in the States saw him at the helm of MLS team D. C. United from July 2022, returning after a previous spell as a player.

Post his American managerial role, Rooney took the reins at Birmingham City, but his tenure lasted a mere 83 days. Under his leadership, Birmingham's Championship position plummeted from sixth to 20th, culminating in his dismissal and the club's eventual relegation to League One.

Despite the setback, Rooney is gearing up for his next challenge as he steps into his fourth managerial position with Plymouth Argyle.

Wayne Rooney expressed his enthusiasm about joining Plymouth Argyle, remarking, "Taking this role at Plymouth Argyle feels like the perfect next step in my career and I would like to thank the chairman and board for the faith they have shown in me," after his appointment was confirmed last month.

He further highlighted his ambitions by saying, "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. I have experienced first-hand how talented the existing group of players is here and also the incredible atmosphere at Home Park."

Rooney also acknowledged the club's vision, stating, "The club is on an exciting long-term journey, with a progressive plan in place. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of it. I can't wait for the Championship season to start in August."