Rooney backing for Allardyce as England manager

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Allardyce was yesterday confirmed as Hodgson's successor as the Three Lions seek to recover from an embarrassing last-16 exit at the hands of minnows Iceland at Euro 2016 in France.

David Moyes has since succeeded Allardyce at Sunderland.

"I think it's a good appointment," Rooney said. "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."

Allardyce has been criticised for favouring a direct and robust style of play but Martin Glenn,the chief executive of the English Football Association, is confident the ex-Black Cats and Bolton Wanderers boss can impress in the job.

"His excellent managerial credentials, including his ability to realise the potential of players and teams, develop a strong team ethos and embrace modern methods that enhance performance, made him the outstanding choice," Glenn said of the 61-year-old.

"That was underlined when we sat down to talk and we could not help but be energised by his personal perspective on England's future and how it complemented the extensive work that we are looking to build on at St George's Park.

"Ultimately we could not look beyond Sam as the ideal candidate."