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Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Ruben Dias will be a new Manchester City captain.
Fernandinho is the club captain, while Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan and Kyle Walker have all worn the armband at times this season, as well.
Dias has recently been awarded FWA Footballer of the Year, with his leadership qualities cited as a reason for his impressive victory in the first individual award of the year.
And while reacting to his player’s honour, Guardiola revealed the news of Dias’ promotion within the squad, saying club staff were surprised by just how influential he has been since signing.
“It wasn’t expected, we knew about his quality but you never know what will happen,” he said.
“Especially how he is helping the guys. The defender when he thinks about just himself is a problem, he’s always thinking the partnership with his defenders, holding midfielder and like the wingers.
“He’s professional, always thinking about football, he’s so young. I’m sure, maybe I’m wrong, but the backroom staff we pick as one of the captains because he shows he can lead, in the bad moments always wants to help, to improve, he listens.
“He has bad moments, enjoys and shares the good moments for his mates. A big congratulations for this award.”
Source- Manchester Evening News