England captain Wayne Rooney believes that the FA have made a ‘good appointment’ by naming Sam Allardyce as the new manager of England.

Rooney said: “Yeah, I think it’s a good appointment for England.

“He will probably bring a different way of playing to England, and hopefully it’s a good way and we can be successful under him.

“I only know him through teams he has managed. I have seen him a few times off the pitch, but it’s like everyone, I know him through the teams in the Premier League.”


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Swansea confirm Joe Allen interest. (Goal)

James Rodriguez says he’s staying at Real Madrid. (Sky Sports)

West Brom turn down Saido Berahino bids. (BBC)

Real Madrid interested in Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko. (Chronicle Live)