McManus keen on Bhoys job
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Stephen McManus has revealed he would be honoured to captain Celtic.
Celtic defender Stephen McManus has revealed he would be honoured to succeed Neil Lennon as captain next season.
The captain's armband is up for grabs at Parkhead after Lennon revealed earlier this week he would be leaving the club after seven seasons in Glasgow.
McManus has deputised for Lennon this term when the Northern Irishman has not played and the Scottish international would relish taking on the responsibility of leading the team.
Asked if the prospect of taking over as Hoops skipper would frighten him, McManus said: "Not at all.
"It would be a great honour but obviously that is down to the manager.
"We've got a dressing room full of players that are more than capable of doing the job.
"But I'm not going to talk about myself, it's the manager's decision and he will pick the person who he feels deserves the job."
Celtic boss Gordon Strachan admits he has a big decision to make regarding a new captain.
"We have a lot of things to think about," noted Strachan.
"But a captain will need to be somebody that can work with me, motivate other players, someone who is intelligent and who can handle being Celtic skipper because with that comes a lot of pressure."