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Jose Mourinho: Chelsea Star Gary Cahill Could Be Next England Captain

Could Gary Cahill replace Steven Gerrard as England captain…

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes that his star defender Gary Cahill could be the next England captain, implying that it is between Cahill and Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney for the armband.

The former Bolton man, who has 27 caps for his country, has the ‘captain’s profile’ according to his club boss – and has been a key player for England under the leadership of current manager Roy Hodgson.

Daily Mail reports explain that Hodgson is set to name his squad for the upcoming friendly against Norway at Wembley next week. Those players will also take part in England’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland.

England will have a new captain following the decision of Steven Gerrard to retire after what was a hugely disappointing World Cup in Brazil – and Mourinho believes that 28-year-old Cahill is the ideal candidate.

“He is not the captain here because we made the decision that John (Terry) is the captain for many, many years,” Mourinho explained, “And after that it is about years at the club, so Petr Cech, Didier Drogba, Branislav (Ivanovic), (John) Obi Mikel, so he has lots of guys in front of him.

“So is he going to be Chelsea captain? I hope not, because for him to be (Chelsea) captain then five or six of the other guys they are not able to play. But can he be a captain, do I feel he has the captain’s profile? Yes.”

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