Premier League: Former England boss Sam Allardyce confirmed as Everton's manager for the next 18 months
Allardyce's arrival at the Liverpool club was effectively confirmed on Wednesday when Everton said they were finalising a deal with the 63-year-old Englishman, who will succeed Ronald Koeman.
"I'm delighted for him we've got this victory because it's an important win for the club, but also for David Unsworth," said Rooney.
Allardyce ruled himself out of the running earlier this month, saying he did not feel the Toffees were convinced he was the right man.
Premier League: Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth says club may need to spend in January to survive
Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth says the club could be forced to spend again in the January transfer window if they are to pull themselves away from the Premier League relegation zone.
Premier League: Raheem Sterling restores Manchester City's eight-point lead, Alexis Sanchez lifts Arsenal
Raheem Sterling's late goal clinched a 2-1 win for Manchester City at Huddersfield Town, while Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal victory at Burnley on Sunday.
Basement side Crystal Palace must turn good performances into positive results if they are to climb out of the Premier League’s bottom three, midfielder Yohan Cabaye has said.
Premier League wrap: Manchester United falter against steely Chelsea; City continue to pull away from the pack
Only a catastrophe could stop Manchester City at the moment, and although Premier League is not unbeknownst to catastrophes, Pep Guardiola's army of quick passers look ready for any obstacle.
Premier League: Chelsea, Manchester United face off in crucial must-win clash; table-toppers City host Arsenal
Chelsea and Manchester United go head to head this weekend in a match neither club dare lose as Manchester City entertain Arsenal.
Premier League: Watford game a great opportunity to bounce back, says Everton interim boss David Unsworth
David Unsworth has so far been unable to halt Everton’s slide since stepping in as interim manager late last month but hopes that Sunday’s Premier League fixture against Watford will mark a turning point in what has been a woeful season so far.
Europa League: Arsenal eye knockout spot with win over Red Star Belgrade; struggling Everton take on Lyon
Arsenal play host to the 1991 European Cup winners in north London a fortnight after Olivier Giroud's remarkable late goal secured a 1-0 win in Belgrade.
Premier League: Claude Puel begins Leicester City reign with win over Everton; Brighton-Southampton share spoils
Jamie Vardy gave Claude Puel the perfect start to his Leicester City reign on Sunday as the former Premier League champions returned to their counter-attacking best, brushing aside managerless Everton 2-0.
League Cup: West Ham register comeback to stun Tottenham, Chelsea make quarters with win over Everton
West Ham were trailing 2-0 at the break after an insipid first-half display but a brace from Andre Ayew and a third from Angelo Ogbonna shocked the Wembley crowd.