Pep Guardiola will let his Manchester City gamers select David Silva’s successor as captain.
Silva featured in his 309th and ultimate Premier League match for City on Sunday as they romped to a 5-Zero thrashing of Norwich.
Kevin De Bruyne is believed to be the favorite for the function, with Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero additionally massively standard personnel within the City dressing room.
The 34-year-old playmaker now has his sights set on ending a glittering 10-year spell with a primary Champions League crown.
Silva was chosen to be captain by his teammates when Vincent Kompany departed Man City final summer time.
Throughout his time at Arsenal, Unai Emery additionally gave the gamers the facility to select their leaders within the dressing room, with Granit Xhaka named skipper – although he was stripped of the captaincy final November following an outburst at Gunners supporters.
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And Guardiola has confirmed he’ll as soon as once more give his squad the ultimate resolution regarding the captaincy.
“As all the time I let the gamers select,” the City supervisor stated.
“Perhaps the final phrase is from me however normally the gamers determine who will characterize them. It’s the traditional method. The gamers are so good they know what it wants.”
Guardiola’s males completed 18 factors behind Premier League champions Liverpool in second, however are nonetheless in rivalry to win Europe’s premier competitors – holding a 2-1 benefit heading into their round-of-16 second-leg tie in opposition to Actual Madrid.