Everton legend Kevin Ratcliffe has paid tribute to skipper Phil Neville.
Neville has announced he will leave the club at the end of the season.
â€śYou donâ€™t have to win honours to be a great captain,â€ť Ratcliffe told the Liverpool Echo.
â€śThat is the case with Phil Neville. He has been a great captain through good times and bad times at the club.
â€śHe has been the player on the pitch always talking and pulling people here and there. He has done really, really well at Everton.
â€śHis experience and knowledge of the game has been passed on to the young players in the team.
â€śAnd off the field he gave a lot to the football club.
â€śHe brought a professional attitude to the club and really high standards.
â€śAnd people have seen why he is still playing at the top level into his mid-30s â€“ it is because he keeps himself fit by the way he lives his life.â€ť