Southgate hails his ‘leader’ Rooney
England interim manager Gareth Southgate had no doubts about retaining Wayne Rooney as captain, hailing the striker as the “outstanding leader of the group”.
Despite a disappointing Euro 2016, Rooney was kept in the role by previous boss Sam Allardyce and Southgate sees no reason to change the skipper now he is in charge of the national team.
“The decision to make him captain is quite simple,” Southgate said.
“What I felt from what I have seen around St George’s, what I gleaned from talking to staff over the two years, is that he is the outstanding leader in the group.
“The most important... read more
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