Ange Postecoglou just watched his next Celtic captain at Wembley

By John McGinley

June 18, 2021

New Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou was in attendance for tonight’s Scotland draw against England at Wembley.

Surely it confirmed what he may have already thought – Callum McGregor has to be his next Celtic captain.

McGregor produced a mature, leading performance in the middle of the park for his country.

Billy Gilmour is rightly earning plaudits for his display, but McGregor was almost as good. The Celtic midfielder helped drag Scotland back into the game just when it looked like England might take control.

Against star-studded opposition, McGregor showed his true worth.

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The bravery and commitment on show were fitting of a future Celtic captain. We know that McGregor has the technical ability. Tonight reaffirmed he has the other attributes required to be our dressing room leader.

We also know he had a difficult 2020/21 campaign. He was far below his best for large periods of the season. However, with the responsibility of being captain, he can find his best form for the Bhoys again – just like Scott Brown did a decade ago.

Postecoglou has yet to confirm who his captain will be. If it is indeed McGregor we likely won’t find out until after the Euro 2020 tournament and a holiday for the midfielder.

Ange Postecoglou could choose Callum McGregor as captain / (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

However, ahead of crucial qualifiers next month, I can’t think of a better candidate. Unless the new boss is planning on bringing in an outside captain, McGregor is head and shoulders above everyone else – albeit not literally.

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