Joachim Low will not be rushed into announcing Michael Ballack's replacement as Germany skipper.
Ballack will sit out this summer's World Cup after damaging his ankle in Chelsea's FA Cup final win over Portsmouth.
News of his absence has come as a major blow to Germany's plans, as they rely heavily on their talismanic leader.
There are, however, plenty of other candidates capable of taking the armband and national coach Low is prepared to take his time as he weighs up the merits of each contender.
"We are considering our options, but we are doing it calmly and without getting hectic because there is no need for that," said Low.
"We have a strong team and we hope that we will play a good World Cup, however bitter losing Michael Ballack is.
"We can only keep emphasising that we have faith in our squad for South Africa and we also have a plan for the upcoming team decisions we have to make.
"But we want to discuss that first with the players before we make it public."
Bayern Munich trio Miroslav Klose, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philipp Lahm are among the favourites to be awarded the captaincy and Low admits it would make sense to hand the responsibility to a player who has enjoyed a successful season at club level.
"If Bayern win the treble, then that would give the whole national team a boost," he told the German Football Association's official website.
"The Bayern players would come to us for our training camp in Sudtirol with a lot of self-confidence and ambition.
"That can have a positive impact on the national team at the World Cup.
"On Saturday, we will be keeping our fingers crossed that Bayern beat Inter in the (UEFA Champions League) final in Madrid and then that our players are healthy when they join us in Sudtirol."