Steve McClaren admits he chose John Terry as the next England captain because of the inspirational qualities he has shown in leading Chelsea to two Premiership titles. “I’m certain I’ve got the right man in John Terry,” McClaren said yesterday. “I’m convinced he will prove to be one of the best captains England has ever had.”
McClaren favoured Terry over Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard, who was also strongly linked with the candidacy. Though both are captains at their respective clubs, there had been a fierce internal debate among McClaren’s closest confidants over who should be handed the responsibility at international level. In McClaren’s opinion the qualities Terry has shown at Stamford Bridge, where he has worn the captain’s armband since the age of 22, marked him out as being the most capable candidate.
Couldn’t agree more, I’ve been wishing John Terry to be the England Captain for quite a long while now.