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Rooney to retain England captaincy

29-September-2016
29-September-2016 23:19
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Wayne Rooney will remain as England captain under interim manager Gareth Southgate, according to reports.

The Football Association was thrown into turmoil this week after a covert Daily Telegraph investigation caught newly-appointed boss Sam Allardyce making a host of controversial comments, leading to his resignation.

Southgate has since been plunged into the hot-seat for the final four matches of a turbulent 2016 for English football.

The England U21s manager has precious little time to prepare for upcoming World Cup qualifiers, with Malta arriving at Wembley next Saturday before the trip to Slovenia on October 11.

Southgate will name his squad for those matches on Sunday, where he is expected to confirm Rooney will remain as captain.

The 30-year-old's position in the starting line-up, never mind on the field, for both club and country remains a hot topic of debate, but the interim manager has spoken to the forward to tell him he will stay as skipper.