Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed he will name his new captain when he sees a “standout guy” capable of filling the “very important role.”
Lee Wallace has been club captain since Lee McCulloch’s departure in 2015 but it seems he will be stripped of the armband as Gerrard’s Ibrox revolution gets underway.
The Gers boss insists he wants leadership on and off the park and “needs” as many leaders in the squad as possible.
“All over the park you need leadership and you need leadership off the park,” Gerrard said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“Leadership is about on the pitch, but it is just as important off it. I need as many leaders as I can get in the 11 and in the squad.
“When I am ready [I will name a captain]. When I see that standout guy who can be the captain of this club. I see it as a very important role.”
Football Insider verdict:
Getting a new captain appointed will be a big decision for Gerrard and there will certainly be a good few candidates in the squad. The likes of Connor Goldson or Allan McGregor would make ideal captains or Gerrard could even make another new signing and give him the armband. There are others in the squad who also have experience of captaining their previous clubs such as Ryan Jack and Bruno Alves so Gerrard shouldn’t be short of options. It wouldn’t even be a surprise if Gerrard went down the continental route and named several captains rather than simply picking one. After his dispute with the club, Lee Wallace always looked likely to be losing the armband and the full-back doesn’t really fit the mould – on the pitch at least – of the type of captain Gerrard is looking for. It won’t be long until we find out what Gerrard’s decision will be over the captaincy and it’s one the Gers boss will need to get right.
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