Jagielka being tipped as next Everton captain

Everton great Kevin Ratcliffe is of the belief that Phil Jagielka can succeed Phil Neville as captain.

Everton great Kevin Ratcliffe is of the belief that Phil Jagielka can succeed Phil Neville as captain.

The former FA Cup-winning skipper feels that centre-back Jagielka has what it takes to lead the Toffees well into his Goodison Park career.

"He certainly fits the bill to be a future captain,” Ratcliffe told the club’s official website.

"He's an organiser, a talker and an international as well. I think he's one that the players look up to, especially the younger lads when they come in.

"He's been here now for five-and-a-half years and his deal will take him up to 10 years.

"When you've been at a club that long, people will look to you for leadership. Everybody does and the one thing you have to do is keep putting performances in. I'm sure he'll do that."

 

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