The 10 players who could replace Wayne Rooney as England captain

25 Jul

The new England boss was asked at his first press conference if Rooney was still captain and he said he can’t decide that until he discusses with his coaching staff and the squad meets up for his first matches.


Rooney replaced Steven Gerrard as captain only two years ago following the 2014 World Cup, and the Manchester United striker will be hoping to at least see his reign in the armband last until the next World Cup in 2018.

There aren’t too many strong contenders for the role, but we’ve picked out 10 players who may be in Allardyce’s thinking.

CLICK THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE TO SEE WHO ALLARDYCE MIGHT PREFER AS CAPTAIN.

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