England’s record goalscorer revealed he aims to lead the Three Lions after he retires from the game.
The Manchester United and England skipper, 30, is currently taking his coaching badges in a bid to become a manager.
Rooney yesterday dropped the bombshell news that he will call time on his international career after the next major tournament and said: “Come Russia I feel that will be the time to say goodbye to international football.
“My mind is made up. It’s still two years away. I started playing professional football when I was 16, and started playing internationals when I was 17.
“Fifteen years is a lot. I’d be 34 by the next tournament. I’ve had a fantastic international career so far. I’ve enjoyed every minute.