Former Leeds United player Fabian Delph to captain England


We're here to quiz you on the evergreenj gaffers who didn't stop at one club or two, but racked up games in charge of at least three Premier League clubs - all the way up to one man on seven sides.

"I know there is a debate over foreign managers in the Premier League but I believe what they're doing for the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kyle Walker, players like that, has given them a massive amount of knowledge of how to play the game. He is an outstanding player and outstanding person", Southgate explained in his press conference, as quoted by the Metro.

Asked if he was planning on passing the armband to Rooney, Delph joked: "I probably won't get the armband again, so probably not".

Southgate did not want to fix a time in the game when Rooney would come on but said he had discussed it with the 33-year-old.

Right down to the fact Southgate put together a highlights reel of Rooney's record breaking career to show to his squad at St George's Park earlier this week. I have always been a player who wants to play.

"We've spoken to the players a lot about our former players and the importance of them".

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Rooney will be afforded a "guard of honour" from the players, and his four children, prior to kick-off with a special presentation being made by Football Association chairman Greg Clarke.

"The more important thing is that within the England group we value what he has done, when you are in the dressing room and share the dressing room with someone you know".

Now thriving at DC United, Wayne Rooney admits he would have preferred to stay at Manchester United until retiring.

"Very few people in the world can appreciate what that feels like, very different to run of the mill players like me who played for England". He was at the front and centre of England from the age of 17.

"Of course you miss it", he told MUTV, United's in-house television station, of his time at Old Trafford.

"For him the biggest thing is the team didn't quite get to where he wanted to, but when you look at what he has lived through and the performances he gave, the big goals he scored, the moments he had to deliver and the pressure he had to take individually, it is an incredible career". "Obviously I spoke to the manager (Mourinho) and it didn't look like I was going to play, so it was the right decision and the right time for me to go". "We think it is important to honour him for the achievements he has made throughout his career".