With four months remaining until England’s first World Cup qualification game against Andorra, manager Fabio Capello has hinted that he’s narrowed down the search for the squad’s next captain to two names: Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand.
The Sun is reporting that Gerrard is a slight favourite to take over the captaincy on a more permanent basis due to the fact that he’s a midfielder, and Capello would prefer someone with a more central role to lead the squad out for the first match.
A source close to Capello said: “Fabio is thinking very hard about this decision but likes to see his captains in the middle of the park bossing the game.
“No one has been ruled out but it looks like Gerrard is ahead.” (The Sun)
So it looks like Capello has an opinion on who should carry the armband – and I’m sure almost everyone else does as well.
So what’s your take? Is Gerrard or Ferdinand the right choice to captain the squad in World Cup qualification? Or should Fabio consider giving the armband back to John Terry, or maybe even Gareth Barry?