Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has welcomed the appointment of Roy Hodgson as manager of the England team.
Gerrard worked with Hodgson during the 64-year-old's ill-fated spell in charge at Anfield and has been tipped as a possible future England captain.
Hodgson dodged a question earlier on Tuesday over whether Gerrard would replace John Terry after he lost the skipper's armband over allegations he racially abused Anton Ferdinand in a league match earlier this season.
Terry faces a court case in July when he will answer the charges, which he denies.
Speaking at a Football Association press conference at Wembley to announce his appointment, the new England manager said: "Will Gerrard be England captain? That's another thing that will have to be carefully thought out.
"It's one of the things that will occupy my time in the days ahead."
However, Gerrard has backed the appointment of Hodgson and has called on him to be given a chance by the England fans
"I've worked with Roy. He's a good man and a good manager," said Gerrard in a statement.
"It's important he's given a chance and I'm looking forward to working with him again."
Gerrard was joined in welcoming Hodgson by fellow midfielder Jack Wilshere who has missed much of Arsenal's season through injury.
Wilshere tweeted: "For England....good choice in my opinion! Good luck and I hope I can help him in some way in the future!"
What is the biggest challenge facing Roy Hodgson at Euro 2012?
Replacing Wayne Rooney
Dressing room unrest
Handling the media
The quality of the players