Rooney backs Southgate for England post

Jadon Sancho – 12 Bundesliga Assists so far in 2018/19

Wayne Rooney says "the right decision will be made" in appointing Gareth Southgate as England manager on a permanent basis.

The interim boss guided the Three Lions to a 3-0 win over Scotland in a World Cup qualifier on Friday night, to take their points tally to 10 at the top of Group F, from his three games in charge.

Sam Allardyce had recorded a 1-0 win over Slovakia in his single game as head coach of the Three Lions.

Rooney, who wore the captain's armband against Gordon Strachan's side, feels the former Middlesbrough and England Under 21 boss has done enough to secure the job on a permanent basis.


"Southgate has done brilliant with the U21s and he's come in and done a really good job," he told Sky Sports.

"He's got two wins from three and a good point from the last game in Slovenia. It's down to the FA now and he's put himself in pole position and I'm sure the right decision will be made."

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, who scored England's first goal against Scotland added that "[Southgate has] relaxed the camp and stamped his authority on the tactics and with his backroom staff.

"I think he's got a good chance to get the job. All the lads are very relaxed with him and we like the way things are going."