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Touré shines light on Tevez captaincy

SoccerNews in English Premier League 8 Sep 2010

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(GSM) – Manchester City defender Kolo Touré has revealed why he lost the captaincy to Carlos Tévez.

Many have questioned the decision to name Tevéz the new skipper as the Argentine cannot speak English.

“When Roberto Mancini replaced Mark Hughes as coach last season I kept the captaincy until the end and things went well,” said Touré.

“But the manager came to see me at the start of the new season and told me he had a difficult decision to make.

“He broke the news that he would be making Carlos Tevéz captain, in order that he would become a lot more involved with the club’s squad.

“He even quoted the example of Diego Maradona at Napoli, who worked wonders once he had been appointed their captain.

“I told him that it was not a problem, and accepted his decision. I am not more important than the team, and the decision was taken for the benefit of Manchester City.”

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