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Mancini backs Barry for captaincy

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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes Gareth Barry would make a good England captain.

The national team will have a new skipper for this summer's European Championship following the controversial decision to relieve John Terry of the armband last week, which ultimately led to Fabio Capello's departure as England boss.

Liverpool talisman Steven Gerrard and Tottenham's Scott Parker are thought to be among the favourites but Mancini thinks in-form City midfielder Barry is an excellent candidate. The Italian said: "He could be [captain] because he is a good man, a clever man on and off the pitch. He is a really good player."

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Tottenham Hotspur
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