Ian Wright is confident that Sam Allardyce would not only save Everton if appointed manager but would get the “best” out of Wayne Rooney.

On BBC 5 Live Sport, the retired striker shared his view, after revealing that he wasn’t sure if Rooney was Koeman’s signing or a “romantic” signing made by Bill Kenwright.

The 54-year-old revealed that if Allardyce, who is the bookies favourite, got the role he would definitely get the most out of Rooney whomever signed him.

“I think Sam Allardyce is the kind of manager who would utilise him to the best of his ability at this point,” said Wright.

“He is a manager he respects, whatever you say about Sam, with him in there, you’d fancy Everton to be saved.”

The former Arsenal striker continued that Allardyce would improve Rooney by getting “the bunsen burner under him.”

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The 32-year-old striker has only scored five goals in 19 appearances, across all competitions, since moving back to Everton from Manchester United in the summer.

The former England international has been utilised in several different position so far this season, with him featuring as a centre-forward, right winger, left winger, secondary striker and an attacking midfielder.

Rooney is not the only player to struggle this season, with several senior players underperforming, as Everton sit only 16th in the Premier League as well as already being eliminated from the Europa League.

The Toffees are next in action on Wednesday against West Ham, who are just two points behind them.

In other Everton news, the club are reportedly in talks with this former Chelsea and Tottenham manager over the vacant position at Goodison Park.

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