My tribe

Siem de Jong proud to be Newcastle vice-captain

Siem de Jong is delighted to have been named Newcastle United vice-captain.

De Jong was skipper on his debut against Oldham Athletic last week and is comfortable with the role of vice-captain after being deployed as a dressing room enforcer by manager Alan Pardew.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "I'm vice captain together with Cheick Tiote.

"I was captain at Ajax for the last two years.

"It's a nice step to come here and get those responsibilities at the start.

"Hopefully I can pay a little back."

 For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?