Sam Allardyce mentions Limerick FC at first England press conference

Sam Allardyce mentions Limerick FC at first England press conference

Sam Allardyce says it's too early to say if Wayne Rooney will continue as England captain.

He's been speaking to the media for the first time in his new role as the England manager today.

Big Sam paid tribute to his former club Limerick during the press conference.

"I've been a success at every club I've been at, starting with Limerick FC," Allardyce said.

"People see me as being able to turn a club around very quickly and I suppose that comes with taking West Ham up, saving Blackburn Rovers and now saving Sunderland. I consider myself to be much more than that but that is the sort of label I've been left with.

"I can turn things around pretty quickly and get amongst teams to try to create a successful journey and a successful journey starts with all of us pulling together.

Allardyce also said that selecting a captain for the England team is way down on the list of priorities.

"It's far too early to make any predictions," he said. "I'm going to leave that until we meet all the players and get all the coaching staff together and plan for the internationals in September.

“It's my first day in, I'm getting my feet under the table and meeting everyone."


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