This afternoon, Celtic announced that midfielder Callum McGregor would officially take over from Scott Brown as the club’s new official captain.
Speaking to Celtic TV, the 28-year old has learned from arguably the best modern-day leader of the club and is now looking to try and emulate the former skipper as the Hoops prepare to enter a new era of the club’s history.
“Scott was hugely successful as club captain here. I had the honour to work closely beside him, seen how he operates every day, the way he drives the changing room, the way he drives the club.
“I could have had no better education in that sense.
“So I just want to follow that as closely as I can, and obviously you have to put your own personality on it, your own stamp on it.
“Ultimately, it is a new era for the club, and I am just desperate to get to work and make it successful.”
Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League qualifying clash, he continued by saying, “Everyone is in good spirits. The boys trained well today, a real intensity about the session.
“We know how important these games are; they set you up for the season. Everyone is in a good frame of mind, confident and ready to go.”
When it came to the club’s new captain, there wasn’t really much doubt that McGregor would be the man to take over.
Although his performances were disappointing last season, if he can get back to his best under Ange Postecoglou, he will lead the squad by example on and off the field.
His performances in this summers Euros for Scotland probably reinforced that for both Ange and many Celtic fans, as he scored the only goal of the tournament for Steve Clarke’s men.
Going into this season, he has massive shoes to fill. However, it is brilliant to see a player rise all the way from the academy to become the club’s captain, and McGregor will do all he can to fill that role to the best of his ability.