Wayne Rooney wants New England manager should be capable enough to take the national teams into series of victories; he does not have only to be English.
Rooney has spoken through undergoing Speculation that Gareth Southgate, currently in charge of the nation’s under-21 team, is set to take on the role even if only on an interim basis, following the resignation of Roy Hodgson after his team’s poor Euro 2016 campaign.
But England captain Rooney said, while an English manager is preferable, the nationality of the new boss does not matter.
“Of course it’s better if he’s English, but he has to be the right man for the job. He has to have the credentials and the ability to be able to do the job,” Rooney said.
“Whether he’s English or not we’ll wait and see.
“He needs to put his stamp on the team, whoever he is.”
Rooney has worked under two foreign managers while playing for England, first Sven-Goran Eriksson and then Fabio Capello.