Callum McGregor now has his own chance to become a Celtic legend
In Callum McGregor, Celtic have a new captain. Officially.
In truth, it’s been known ever since Scott Brown left the stadium to head north that McGregor was the man in waiting for the role.
The only lingering doubt people had was that he might be tempted to head down south to pursue a career in a bigger league or look for no money.
That now won’t be the case after today’s club confirmation. McGregor is here to stay and now has his own chance of becoming a bonafide club legend.
Now don’t get me wrong. Whatever happens from this point onwards, McGregor will always be remembered as a successful and popular midfielder.
But, like Brown before him, immortality now awaits if things go well under his tenure. If he can lead the Bhoys back with a resurgence against Rangers and make himself indispensable to Ange Postecoglou, it won’t be forgotten. I’m talking real legend status.
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We already know he has the ability. We know he can lead by example. By choosing to stay with Celtic and take on the captaincy at a critical moment he’s also signalling a career intent to be the main man at the Bhoys for years to come.
That’s exciting stuff for me. He’s already been the leading light in pre-season. From his on-the-pitch effort to every interview he gives about buying into Ange’s tactical ideas, you can tell he’s taking all this in his stride.
Let’s not kid ourselves, Celtic are in a bit of a state right now. But with guys like McGregor stepping up and committing themselves to the future of the club, things could be a lot worse.
Supporters were left delighted by today’s news, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
Easiest decision the club will make all year https://t.co/dPH6MnwI32— That Celtic Guy (@TheCelticBook) July 19, 2021
Possibly one of my favourite players of the last decade I'm just buzzing he's staying 🍀 https://t.co/6d1cZ2dvRs— Sean Berry 🇮🇪🍀 (@berrier7) July 19, 2021
Makes sense and removes any doubt that he's here for the foreseeable https://t.co/MYr1OlxPMY— Anthony (@Antc26) July 19, 2021
A great guy and a brilliant player. Very well deserved 👏🏾 https://t.co/jQ5kwvnszB— Amido Baldé (@AmidoBalde89) July 19, 2021
Was always going to be, fantastic player for the club and nobody more deserving of the captaincy following a legend good luck and well deserved Callum🍀 https://t.co/QjFbgarCIw— RyanM🍀 (@RyanMal86283068) July 19, 2021
Easy decision and well deserved 👏— Lewis 🍋 (@LewisLaird01) July 19, 2021
McGregor's influence at his best on and off the park will be massive. Also brilliant to see someone who has come from the academy to now become club captain https://t.co/H0Nm7FKqGy
Gutted that Broony has gone but I couldn't have picked a better new Captain!!! Hail Hail Cal 🟢⚪ https://t.co/zBbnZY9Iqy— Keggers (@jonnykegs) July 19, 2021
Absolutely buzzing about this. Not so buzzing about the Gammon in the comments who somehow know better than Brown (who endorsed him), and the manager. Also the calls for James Forrest to be captain are actually inexplicable 😂 https://t.co/cYO4920mJd— DanW18 (@danny_w1998) July 19, 2021