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Athletico Paranaense signing Fernandinho: What you need to be Man City captain

Athletico Paranaense signing Fernandinho has spoken of his successor at Manchester City.

In a soon to be released City documentary, Fernandinho discusses the qualities needed to be City captain.

He told teammates Ederson and Kayky at a dinner at his home: "Something else worries me. I won't say I'm losing sleep over it, but one thing that has me worried a lot is the question of preparing the next captain for you."

Fernandinho will not reveal in front of the cameras making a documentary about his final months at City who that will be, but at the end shares his advice as to what is needed from whoever takes over the armband from him.

"This is my diary to the future captain of Manchester City," he starts. "A record of what I've learned, what I wish I knew before.

"You will have your own characteristics. Every captain is different. Every person is different. But some things are universal.

"You will learn when to speak, when to be quiet, when to demand more, when to show support, when to hug, and when to tell them off. To push your teammates to the best level. This is the biggest challenge as captain. this experience comes with time.

"The most important thing is to be together, especially during the hard times. Good luck, I will be watching!"

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