Date: 30th August 2016 at 1:12pm
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With the England hot-seat managerial role having been taken up by Sam Allardyce after the resignation of Roy Hodgson, following the poor performance at the Euro 2016 Finals by England, there was the suggestion doing the rounds that Wayne Rooney could lose the England captaincy.

However those suggestions appear to have been nothing but scurrilous rumours with Allardyce confirming that Rooney will indeed be his captain.

At Sam`s official press-conference, following the naming of his first international squad, ahead of the World Cup qualifier away to Slovakia, Sam is quoted by the media as having remarked,

“Wayne has been an excellent captain for England.

“The manner in which he has fulfilled the role made it an easy decision for me to ask him to continue.”

With Rooney more than keen to continue to represent his country, the inference is that Allardyce views Rooney`s continued presence as more long term than short-term.