Bayern Munich Chief Confirms Manuel Neuer Will Captain the Club from 2017/18 and Beyond
During Bayern Munich's tour of Asia, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that Manuel Neuer will be the club's newest skipper following the retirement of Philipp Lahm.
The 31-year-old stopper is set to take the reigns for the upcoming season despite Thomas Muller captaining the squad in the early stages of their pre-season preparations in Asia.
Following the retirements of Xabi Alonso and long-serving captain Philipp Lahm, a wealth of experience and leadership has left a hole which needs to be filled, and Rummenigge is confident the German international captain is the perfect man for the job.
Rummenigge said, via tz demand:
The German club's chief was also looking to the future and who could possibly step-up and grow into the leadership role next.
"If there are free places, there are certainly players who are already scraping their hooves and wanting to take these places. And this is a good thing, because I speak from my own experience."
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