Guardiola confirms Fernandinho is new Man City captain
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Guardiola confirms Fernandinho is new Man City captain

Fernandinho has been elected as new Manchester City captain by the rest of the squad and backroom staff.

The Brazil international, who was handed a one-year contract extension after impressing as a stand-in center back last season, has inherited the armband from the departed David Silva.

The 35-year-old was picked out by his teammates after last season being one of the 'assistant' captains, along with Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne.

“He will be good, as he always has done since I met him,” said Pep Guardiola, after revealing the identity of the new skipper.

“Sometimes I have captains, it doesn’t matter with the armband, being the first captain, he is always a guy who leads in the bad moments.

“We decided in the locker room, the players, the backroom staff, we decided that Fernandinho is captain and I am more than delighted with that.”

In recent years, City have had a group of five senior players acting as captains, with a set hierarchy.

It is not clear whether that number remains the same, or whether it is now down to Fernandinho, Aguero, and De Bruyne.

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