Lee Ryder has sent out the following tweet confirming that Jamaal Lascelles will remain the captain of Newcastle United.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) July 25, 2019
This is as easy a choice as there is for Steve Bruce to make. As Jamaal has been an excellent skipper since he was appointed three years ago by Rafa Benitez.
The twenty-five-year-old has turned into an excellent leader and player. We only expect him to get better in both respects. He has made 138 appearances for Newcastle thus far.
It would be very wise for Steve Bruce to build on what Rafa Benitez had created at Newcastle. He has a solid foundation to work with and if they can make some solid additions in the transfer market, he may even be able to have a decent first season in charge.
We will say that he has made as good of a start as possible under the circumstances, and while he was not anyone’s first choice, he has shown why he is respected as a man manager.
It is going to be up to him to build on Rafa’s success, and if he can at least keep the team comfortably in the league, he will have done a lot better than some expect.