Wayne Rooney admits he wouldn't want England job

11 October 2010 10:13
Wayne Rooney has admitted he wouldn't want to manage England but insists Fabio Capello is the right man for the job.

The Manchester United striker also gave his backing to David Beckham, revealing that he believes the former England captain will manage his country at some stage of his career.

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Rooney, who is set to win his 66th cap in the Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro on Tuesday told talkSPORT: 'I don't think, as a manager, it would be a job I'd want to take that's for sure.

'I probably could [see David Beckham in the England coaching set-up]. 'He had a bit of a coaching role at the World Cup and you can see how much and how passionate he is for his country, so I'm sure down the line he'll be involved somehow.'  

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Rooney also moved to dismiss the rumours that Capello didn't have the full support of the dressing room during England's dismal World Cup campaign.

'The players have never questioned Capello as a manager, he's a great manager and we're more disappointed in ourselves that we didn't do better for England', the United striker said.

'I'm sure we'll qualify for the Euros and I'm sure we'll do well in that but as far as the World Cup goes we just have to forget about that and move on.

'I want to try and get as many caps as I can but most important thing is trying to get a piece of silverware with England, which will be the best achievement of my career if I manage to do so.'

Rooney has endured a difficult start to this campaign, both on and off the field. But the 24-year-old is adamant he can recapture the form which saw him named both the writers' and PFA player of the year last season.

'Obviously with the more games you play, the better you form will go so I'm hoping to try and get a good run of games and I'm pretty confident that my form will be back to where it should be', Rooney, who has scored just once for United this season said.

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'I haven't got off to the best of starts, goalscoring-wise, but hopefully that will pick up and I can get back to finding the back of the net more often.'

Rooney also insisted his priority this season is to regain the Barclays Premier League with Manchester United.

'With Chelsea winning it last year and being so close it makes you hungrier to win it back so, for me personally, that's the aim', he said.

'You always want win the league and be the best. We've got to look at the Premier League first of all then the Champions League.'

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